March 24, 2018
Live music from Brian Xander,
Brian grew up in the small town of Neffs, Pennsylvania in a Pennsylvania German household. In his youth, he sang in his church choir. His gift of songwriting didn't surface until his freshman year in college when he wrote the lyrics to many different songs. It would be another year before Brian purchased a beat up guitar at a yard sale and began teaching himself to play. A year later, Brian received a brand new guitar as a gift and began playing in an acoustic duo with another local musician. They performed together for several years before parting ways. Brian began playing solo until becoming the lead singer of a local country band. After a year, Brian decided to stick with the solo, acoustic shows. He has been performing solo for many years now, opening for national country recording artists Neal McCoy, Josh Turner, and Tim Rushlow. He has performed at the world famous Bluebird Cafe as well as at the Opry Mills Entertainment Complex in Nashville, Tennessee as a featured artist. Brian has recorded an independent music CD through Endless Mountain Music Company that includes ten songs that he either wrote or co-wrote.
Brian's influences include Garth Brooks, Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw, Toby Keith, Blackhawk, Faith Hill, Sugerland, Alan Jackson, Brooks & Dunn, Montgomery Gentry, Big & Rich, George Strait, Bon Jovi, Green Day, Billy Joel, and Willie Nelson.
Brian attended East Stroudsburg University where he majored in Elementary and Special education. He is currently a seventh and eighth grade learning support teacher at a middle school in Pennsylvania.