17 Jul Brian Keith Wallen
Brian Keith Wallen is on the road all the time. From one coast to another, Brian is spreading his brand of alternative blues across the country. His lightning licks on guitar will never let you forget his name. In just a few years, Brian has released five albums and performed over 1,000 shows in 17 states. iSpy Cincy writes, “His raw passionate sound encompasses the blues soul with perfection.”
Brian placed 2nd in the 2015 International Blues Challenge, ranking in the top two out of hundreds of blues artists from all over the world. He is also the winner of the Star-Gennett Blues Artist of the Year award, the Cincy Blues Challenge, and the Dayton Blues Challenge.
Incorporating elements of blues, rock, bluegrass, and folk, Brian has brought his foot-stomping, one-man-band show to timeless treasures, such as Dollywood and the Ryman Auditorium. He’s also taken it all the way to countless blues festivals and the one and only Beale Street. “The artists that I love bring energy and soul to their music,” Brian says. “They put it all out there, and it’s real. I aspire to get to that level, and every performance is an opportunity.”