Longtime Carolina singer/guitarist John Brannen releases his new 11-song collection Bravado on the Sly Dog label next month. "It’s a record about survival … about putting the best face on desperate times, accepting tragedy and loss, but moving forward with a glimmer of hope and mystery," says the songwriter.

Last year, Brannen recorded a live album/DVD compilation at the Footlight Players Theatre — a follow-up to his critically acclaimed 12-song studio album Twilight Tattoo (Sly Dog), which featured a duet with Lucinda Williams on "A Cut So Deep." He recently headlined the Save Nashville Summer Series in Savannah (proceeds went to Music City recovery after the devastating flood over the spring).

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