John Brannen, born in Savannah, Georgia and raised in Charleston, South Carolina, is an American Roots rock/ Heartland rock, singer-songwriter whose song, “Somebody,” appeared on the Eagles record, Long Road Out of Eden. Brannen is heralded as an "underground legend," and has been active as a songwriter and performer since the early ‘80s.
Brannen has been compared to Bruce Springsteen, John Mellencamp, Tom Petty, and Jackson Browne. Recent albums include Bravado, Twilight Tatoo, and The Good Thief. Twilight Tattoo, which features “A Cut So Deep,” a duet with Lucinda Williams, was co-produced by Brannen and David Z., whose credits include Prince, Buddy Guy, Johnny Lang, and Leo Kottke, among others.
"The world is a big old house that's fraught with unknown rooms. You go down a hall and find a door that will open and explore what's in there, and see what you get, and then you have to get out alive!. I just try to stay in favor with my muse - that's what it's all about."