The Texas-born troubadour who learned to play in Austin, perform in Los Angeles, craft songs in Nashville, and put it all together in London has played all types of music in all types of venues in his storied career. His adventurous, boundary-breaking guitar playing (sometimes at the same time) earning him the title “The Two Guitar Man” has led to performance invites across America, India, Africa, and Europe.
In 2018 Michael Eavis asked him to headline the 15,000 people Glasto Extravaganza at Glastonbury Abbey when Paloma Faith was forced to pull out – leading to a spot on the Acoustic Stage at the last Glastonbury Festival, where he went down a storm!
Privileged to have shared stage or collaborated with likes of Jack Johnson, Alabama 3, Billy Bragg, Show of Hands, Seth Lakeman, Cross Canadian Rag Weed, Kelly Willis, Dick Dale, Gangsta Grass, Billy Sheehan (Mr. Big), Frances Cabrel, Bad Finger, Slim Jim Phantom, Bo Didley, Temper Trapp, Angelique Kidjo, Tommy Emmanuel, Tom Odel and more.
Received a standing ovation at Folk East – “Every year there will be one or two artists that take the audience completely by surprise. This year Rodney Branigan was undoubtedly that artist, his name being mentioned in our feedback over and over again as peoples stand out act” – John Marshall-Potter, FolkEast
Music connections USA described him as – “Impossibly talented”
Whispering Bob TV – “Outstanding showmanship”
Mike Harding BBC Radio2 FolkShow – “One of the Worlds greatest guitarists”
Music Week – “A multi-instrumentalist with a rich and soulful voice comparable to Jeff Buckley”
His most recent EP has been played on BBC Radio 2, 6Music, Radio Scotland, and regional BBC Radio across the UK.
See Rodney at The UK Bass and Guitar Show at The ACC Liverpool 2 & 3 April. Tickets on sale now.