Bryan Elijah Smith & Jay Austin with Leon Majcen at Pale Fire Brewing Co.
Friday, August 19th
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Bryan Elijah Smith is an international award winning singer-songwriter based out of the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia. Having opened for artists such as Jim Lauderdale, Ryan Montbleau, Sierra Ferrell, Joe Pug, Old Crow Medicine Show and Trampled By Tramples, Smith’s unique and haunting vocals will leave you with a sense of timeless nostalgia. With nearly 2,000 songs written, 12 independent releases spanning various genres, his music has been compared to the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Colter Wall and Gregory Alan Isakov. Smith is a two-time winner of the prestigious Chris Austin Songwriting Contest at MerleFest and his song ‘In Through The Dark’ is featured in the hit NETFLIX series ‘Virgin River’, which was also nominated for an Independent Music Award in the ‘Used In Film/TV’ category in 2020. Smith will be joined by the talented Jay Austin on violin, who has been performing with him since 2010, and together they promise to deliver an electrifying performance that will move both your feet and soul.
Leon Majcen is a musician whose story is one of resilience and determination. He grew up on the Gulf Coast of Florida, the son of Bosnian war refugees who had fled their homeland in search of a better life for their children. From a young age, Leon was drawn to the power of storytelling through music, particularly the work of artists like Townes Van Zandt, John Prine, Bob Dylan, and Guy Clark.
Leon’s journey has taken him to NYC, Florida, and Nashville. Since arriving in Nashville, Leon has continued to develop his unique blend of Americana, folk, and country music, drawing on his experiences and his love of the outdoors to craft songs that are both poignant and powerful. With his heartfelt lyrics, soulful voice, and deft guitar work, Leon has built a strong following in Music City and beyond.