Back to Europe and THE UK in April and May with Louise Distras!

Very excited to announce I will be headed back to Europe and now The UK in April and May with the one and only Louise Distras.  Stoked to be headed back with a radical singer songwriter!  For tickets and more about Louise please visit    

European Tour with The Dropkick Murphys, The Mahones, and Blood or Whiskey in February!

I am very excited to announce that in February, I will be opening up for The Dropkick Murphys along side The Mahones and Blood or Whiskey on their upcoming Celtic Punk Invasion tour in Europe!  I can not wait to play some shows across the pond!  This lineup is incredible :) For details and tickets CLICK HERE 

NEW: Kickstarter Pre-Sale campaign to launch WEDGEWOOD! GOAL MET IN JUST 5 DAYS! Stretch goals introduced!

Hey Everybody, I launched a new Kickstarter Pre-Sale campaign to release my already completed new album, Wedgewood!  I'm very happy and grateful to announce that we met the goal in just 5 days!  I will be introducing some fun "Stretch Goals" to have some fun with the campaign.   Check it out and share it with your friends!   Thanks for all of your support!  - Bryan

Touring with the Dropkick Murphys and Blood or Whiskey.

I have had an amazing time touring around the Pacific Northwest, Canada, California, and The Southwest for the last 6 weeks with the Dropkick Murphys and Blood or Whiskey.  Truly an incredible experience and I am very lucky to have been a part of such incredible shows with such awesome people.  Thank you all!  See you down the road!


Bryan BANNED BY DISNEY! Not allowed to perform in Anaheim!

Bostonian-turned-Californian folk-punk singer-songwriter Bryan McPherson has once again been tabbed (along with Blood Or Whiskey) as an opener for Dropkick Murphys on their upcoming eleven-date tour that runs from California to Oklahoma. Thanks to the long arm of the law that is The Walt Disney Company, McPherson will only be playing ten of the eleven dates. McPherson took to Facebook to explain:

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"Kelly Thomas" in The Huffington Post

“Kelly Thomas” is a heart-wrenching song by Bryan McPherson, in memory of a man who was let down by all of us when he needed us most. In the Dylan-esque style of folk punk rock, McPherson succinctly captures the anger and emotion felt by those who most closely followed the case to its bitter end.
— Melissa Webster, Huffington Post

New Song "Kelly Thomas"

Kelly Thomas was a mentally ill, homeless man beaten to death by the police in Fullerton, California.  The police were found "Not Guilty", despite having the obvious crime on video and audio.  Kelly can be heard pleading for his last breaths and screaming out that he was sorry.  

 I came across the shocking audio and video of one of the most obvious cases of police brutality and murder I have ever seen.  I wrote this song.   I worked on it the following day and recorded it in the hut this morning and afternoon.  It's the least I can do in telling this story.  You can listen below.  Rest in peace Kelly Thomas.  


"Kelly Thomas"  by Bryan McPherson 

Who has a song for the homeless

killed in the street          

By The police that beat        

That man like meat        

I can't breathe              

Oh no I can not breathe 


Who has a song for Kelly 

That we can all scream       

While he bleeds on the street    

On my internet screen, oh no he's not me    

Oh no he's not me


Who has a song for the forgotten      

When they die                

For an old mother cries      

To an empty sky    

There's no moon tonight                    

There's no moon tonight


You don't care about Kelly    

 'Cause he ain't you              

Broke them bones right through              

The Orange County crew  

They beat him blue      

They beat him blue


Who has justice for the men        

That they just set free      

These so called police    

Manny Ramos ain't me        

Jay Cicinelli oh no you're not me


Kelly Thomas lays cold in the ground    

Silent nights make no sound        

Not guilty they found  

In Fullerton town          

 In Fullerton town 

Update October 15th, 2013

Update: October 15th

I am at the crossroads again.  I just finished up the last shows of the last 3 month U.S. and Canadian tour in Santa Cruz, California. Thank you everyone who helped along the way.  There are too many of you to name.  I would not have been able to do it without you.   Thank you to everyone who came out to the shows and supported live music. There is more to this than hitting the like button.  I love the hell out of you all!  

In the last year, I've done 3 U.S. tours and driven across this large country 6 times performing!  I've played every corner of the U.S. And had a very successful run of shows for the first time in Canada! 

I've been honored to open up for the Dropkick Murphys' and Tim Barry on tour and have been building a strong network of fans, friends, and family throughout the land.  I hope to continue this journey for many years to come.  I hope to see every inch of this earth along the way. 

Having toured so much since the release of “American Boy / American Girl” and subsequent home run Kickstarter campaign for a van, the time has come to start working on a new record. The wheels are in motion, so to speak.  I have written many many many songs over the years and many in the last couple of years since ABAG.  I look forward to the pre-production and recording process and sharing them with the world.  I am weighing all of my options as to where to break ground on this next project.  I have been so many places and there are so many places I can go.  I am at the crossroads again.  I guess I am just throwing this out there to the world.  I've been in the mist and I supposed clarity will come eventually.  Before tour I moved my “stuff” into a storage unit and signed up for a PO box.  This tour has been strange because I now have no home to go back to.  It's an odd feeling this gypsy status.  I'm fed and have a few bucks in my pocket and I have friends.  I have prospects and a whole bunch of creative juice to squeeze out onto the next record.  I suppose, I will listen to the waves a little while longer and see where the signs point.  I've taken a lot of chances over the last few years and that's where life gets interesting. Outside of the comfort zone.  I'm there now.  Lets make some magic happen.  

All the Best,

Bryan McPherson 


Rukkus Feature

Article by Nicolas White

Bryan McPherson - A Close-Up Look At Life Behind The Microphone

Perspective—it’s the singular view by which we observe the world; the looking glass that bends light so that we may see it properly. All we see is what we know. But what if just for a moment, you could strip all that away and enter another view? What if you could step into another consciousness and feel the innermost desires that live there; would you do it?

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In the Canadian press.

From The Orillia Packet and Times  

Bryan McPherson of Los Angeles, a socially-active musician, is performing in Orillia, during his first Canadian mini tour.

The concert Sept. 15 at 7 p.m. at the Artaban Hall is being organized by Stand Up! Orillia Against Bullying. Kevin Gangloff, director of the Orillia Youth Centre, is responsible for getting the singer-songwriter to Canada.

“I’ve seen Bryan perform numerous times. I like his message and I love his music. His ethics and what he stands for is similar to what Stand Up! stands for,” Gangloff said. “I begged him to come. I said, ‘You are coming close to Canada; you’ve got to come across the border.’”

McPherson agreed and will be performing in Toronto Sept. 13, at a private home Sept. 14 and in Orillia Sept. 15. Gangloff is hoping he will stay in town and visit an Orillia school the same day. 

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