Dan Brodhag Letting Gravity Do The Work
Steam Magazine - South Texas Entertainment Art Music|October 2017

Dan Brodhag is a singer, songwriter from Corpus Christi who puts on a great benefit concert every spring.

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Dan is the leader of local garage -Americana band Johnson Grass and also does solo and duo shows featuring his original songs. His new solo album “Gravity” is out now.

So just to start, your last name seems pretty unusual for this area, so where does it originate from? It's an actually an old German name and literally translated it means “the cattle are dying.”

Oh my, that is really funny! I figured it was East European and that is quite the translation. So on to the real stuff. You spent a good part of spring and summer in a recording studio. Tell me about the new album. Yeah, I worked with the same group of people from the first album and we've live cut everything, so it really has the same dynamics. The new record is called Gravity and was recorded and mixed at Aransas Music Emporium with Tony Saracene as the engineer. We used some of the recordings he engineered and recorded at the McCumber Institute of the Musically Literate, from when we put out the first album, and then we did a couple of fresh tracks. The ones we took from McCumber’s we added a couple of things to or made a couple of changes to like background vocals and whatnot.

So, who is on the album? Well, because we did 20 tunes and pulled 10 of them off it's kind of hard to remember who's on which songs and which ones got cut. George Hermes is on mandolin and dobro and most of the guitar work is Tony Saracene, they’re both on just about every track. Bobby Donaho on drums and then Sam Allred did a lot of the bass lines.

Oh yeah, they’re all good. Is it a themed album?

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