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Upcoming Shows

Thursday, October 11, 2018
Saloon on Calhoun
Amplified Artists Sessions with Jeff Crandall from J. Briozo/Swallows (solo), Tyson Allison and Thea Vorass from Layers&Layers, Joe Richter, and Ian and the Dream.
Original Artists take turns performing in the round for the first half of the evening, followed by a headliner band to finish out the night.
17000 W Capitol Dr.
Brookfield, Wisconsin 53005
No cover, Music from 7-10 PM

Press Highlights

Le Cri Du Coyote: Americana Music Review
Deep In The Waves is the work of J. BRIOZO, aka Jeff Crandall, of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Leader of the band Swallows, he released a selection of songs that cover a pretty phenomenal terrain, from heavy rock (‘Spinning Out’, very Beatles) to the light soul-funk of Steely Dan (‘Catalonia’), passing through folk with strings (‘Rain Song’) and a multi-colored répertoire in cinémascope (‘Sun Sun True’). In short, no taboos, a coppery and athletic voice, an undeniable know-how, holding: this Jeff knows where he’s going and does not ask his way from anyone.”

“Imagine R.E.M. performing songs written by the dream team of Neil Young and John Lennon and you´ll get Deep in the Waves.”

Babysue.com (LMNOP)
Deep In The Waves is a fully realized creation with songs and sound that can easily compete with anything being released by major labels. The songs are moody and melodic…and they feature dreamy arrangements that really push them to another level.”

Blaskans vänner
“Music that makes me both float and dream at one and the same time. Songs that are like dreams caught by an Indian dream man. The music is beautifully harmonious, shimmering in every line and tone. An exciting musical experience.”

No Depression
Deep in the Waves is a phenomenal debut for Jeff Crandall and his J. Briozo project…. This album deserves top honors and is not to be missed by music fans that enjoy works that are truly fresh and original.”

Rift Magazine: 365 Days of Music
“Don’t you love it when music just pulls you in. Makes you feel something, so you can really absorb it. It seems like Jeff Crandall (under the name J.Briozo) has it figured it out. ‘A Beautiful Mess’ is a beautiful song from the album Deep In The Waves.”

Dancing About Architecture
“Majestic… the strange and thoughtful cousin of Swallows… destined to have a really interesting journey in its own right.”