Songwriter's Lament

by Brian Roessler

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As someone who has spent my professional music career as a solo, acoustic performer, Songwriter's Lament is so much more than my first studio album. It's an attempt to take all of the emotion and energy of a live show and put it into a form that can be played repeatedly. The only real direction given to the other artists on this album was "bring the emotion," and they delivered in ways that I never dreamt of. I believe hat this album is a testament to the shared vision of people who believe that everything can be expressed through music - from the artists in the studio who added their direction and magic, to you, the listener who adds your own meaning and emotion to the songs. Thank you everyone.


released January 20, 2015

Brian Roessler - Acoustic Guitar, Electric Rhythm Guitar, Vocals
Brett Sisson - Butterscotch Puddin'
Charles Grace - Lead Guitar, Vocals
Curtis McFadden - Drums
Maris Truex - Viola, Vocals
Phil Fox - Keyboards
Shawna Roessler - Vocals

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Ken Dakota Jones at Southern Harmony Recording Studios, Florence, SC

Cover art by Emil Koepcke
Photography by Randall Hill

All songs written by Brian Roessler except:
Top of My Lungs, written by Brian Roessler and Shawna Roessler
All of My Flaws, written by Brian Roessler with the bridge adapted from Alice and Interiors, written by John Andrew Hull



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Brian Roessler Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Brian Roessler is a songwriter born in the city, educated in the country and working at the beach. With a style that draws from all of his musical and life influences, Brian writes songs from the heart and for the soul. By writing simple yet nuanced songs, Brian hopes everyone can take something from each listen and can make it their own. ... more

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