Los-Angeles based, Boston-bred folk-punk troubadour Bryan McPherson is set to release his third album, the dynamic Wedgewood on June 10th. Melding Americana, folk, alternative, and punk into one incendiary, incisive sound, Bryan pays homage to influences such as Bob Dylan, The Sex Pistols, The Violent Femmes, Bruce Springsteen and Ani DiFranco. The record boasts unforgettable hooks, soaring melodies and powerful stories. Wedgewood is available on pre-sale.
The first thing I do when I go to Oregon…I usually go to Portland, and the first thing I do is go to the gig I’ll be playing, but after the show I can usually be found at Voodoo Donuts. Because donuts, of course!
Everyone should visit …the Grand Canyon at least once. I had always thought “what’s the big deal?”. Until I finally went. I was amazed. It was one of the most beautiful things I had ever seen. So beautiful I completely forgot about the the entry fee. Well worth the stop when on the road. Next time I hope to stay for a week or two to camp out.
The South…is a pleasant surprise. I have had nothing but good experiences in the South. I love it. I love the food and I love the people. Strangers are very warm and welcoming and it can be a welcome change to the sometimes frigid attitude of the North. Did I mention barbecue? It is incredible and each part of the South has its own unique spin on things. I definitely gain weight when I pass through. I have to sample every region!
My favorite restaurant to eat at in the U.S. is…I gotta give props to my hometown, Boston. My favorite place to eat in the whole world is Pizzaria Regina in Boston’s historic North End. It was opened like 80 years ago and for the best pizza and local color I highly recommend making the stop. If the line is too long, head down the street and hit up Ernesto’s – it’s just as good with a quieter vibe and less of a line.
The best place to find…Tacos is at Tacos el Gordo in East Oakland, California. It’s a taco truck at 4201 International Blvd., and the tacos are incredible. They are big, tasty, and cheap. Just how I like it.
Some great towns people may not know about to visit is…Taos, New Mexico. It’s a mountain town in New Mexico surrounded by the endless high desert. It has an oasis-like quality and breathtaking views. There is a great art and music scene and plenty of restaurants and cafe’s. There’s the forest as well, and camping is abundant. There is a very free creative wilderness western sort of vibe. The houses and fences are all pretty as well. I dig me some Taos.