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Radio Stranger

by Brightwell & Moran

What happens when a gravel-voiced groove master meets a sensitive Americana-infused soul? When the detailed observations of a world traveler mix with stories that bring emotional landscapes to life? You get the songwriting team of Brightwell & Moran.
Genre: Rock: Adult Alternative Pop/Rock
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1. Whisper in the Night
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2. Good Money After Bad
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3. Madonna of Tears
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4. Rockabye Moon
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5. Night Over Water
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
In 2014, Kelly Brightwell and Woody Moran wondered if writing together could be a way to meld their unique writing sensibilities into something with a broader appeal. Many of their creations come from fragments of melody or lyrics that the songwriters have been carrying around for a while, but they’ve also started a session with nothing and pulled a song out of thin air. They soon realized that they had an amazing synergy and could trust the songwriting process to help them create compelling and accessible material.

According to Brightwell, “Our goal is to write songs that can become part of the soundtrack of someone’s life.” Moran told the tale of bringing their song Whisper In The Night to Grammy Award-winning, Nashville songwriter Darrell Brown at last year’s ASCAP conference. “He said to me, ‘This isn’t Pop music or Country music... but this is a great song that needs to be recorded!’”

Released in April 2016, their debut EP, Radio Stranger, features five songs which combine elements of many genres, including Folk-Rock, Pop, Country and Adult Contemporary. It was recorded and produced by Rob Stroup at 8 Ball Studios in Portland, OR. The band features some of Portland's best players; Jean-Pierre Garau (keyboards), Michael Henchman (bass), Jeff Koch (electric guitar), and Jeffrey Anthony (drums). The collection of hook-y and rhythmic tunes are held together by lush instrumental textures and the combined voices of Brightwell & Moran.

Radio Stranger track descriptions:

Whisper in the Night -- like Bruce Hornsby, Jackson Browne
Driving and Uplifting Rock Song
Feel-good song about realizing who you want to spend the rest of your life with

Good Money After Bad -- like Norah Jones
Upbeat Contemporary Country Anthem
Playful love song for a man who’s a dreamer and a woman who’s a diva

Madonna of Tears -- like Emmylou Harris, Sarah McLachlan
Slow Waltzy Acoustic Ballad
A spiritual for strong women who carry the weight of the world

Rockabye Moon -- like Ricki Lee Jones, Steely Dan
Laid-Back Jazzy Story Song
An enigmatic small-town girl finally leaves town for bigger things

Night Over Water - like The Swell Season
Romantic Folk-Pop Lullaby
Song for star-crossed lovers trying to find shelter in the storm

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