Who is Bran?
Bran is a folk singer-songwriter, performer, and recording artist based in and around Kansas City. Described by many as a modern day mix of Gordon Lightfoot, John Denver, and a healthy dose of tree hugging, Bran crafts his unique, down-to-earth folk songs that aim to tell stories that are inspiring, insightful, and ofttimes humorous.
Bran has been nominated for Best Male Vocalist by the International Pagan Music Association for two consecutive years and has released four studio albums.
Songs of world peace and interfaith dialogue; earthy ballads of Nature; epic myths and stories; tongue-in-cheek tunes…there’s sure to be something in Bran’s music for any groovy, tree-huggin’, peace-lovin’ soul!
What Kind of Music Does Bran Make?
Bran is a self-taught folk singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, dabbling in anything from mandolin to Native American flute, his music is driven by his voice.
His first album Four Branches: Tales of the Mabinogi in Song tells the stories of the Welsh book of myths, The Mabinogi in a light-hearted, humor-filled Celtic-inspired set. His second album, The Hour Before the Dawn, is a down to earth Nature-centric journey of Peace and Mother Earth. His third album, The King of Dreams, dares to dive into the realm of the dreamworld, meshing his folk sound with tastes of the ethereal. His fourth album, Bardic Dharma, is inspired by and in honor of the teachings of the Buddha.
He is currently working on several projects, including The Lost Trail, an instrumental collaborative album with his identical twin brother Mark Van Unen.
Where is Bran?
Based out of Kansas City, you can find Bran in various corners of the internet! Here are just a few of his favorite places to frequent!
Bandcamp (You can buy his music here!!)
His main site, paganbran.com, has all the links and information you may need.
Check out his links page to discover where else Bran is active on the web.