“Someone Else’s Blues”

“On the heels of a song placement in a feature film, here is the latest release from Brendan and his great band.  Recorded in Nashville & Bergen Norway. Six of these spectacular tracks are already signed with Riptide Music in LA, for Film and TV licensing.”  

It’s largely rooted in blues, but it’s musically diverse. McKinney’s songs always seem to flow effortlessly together into one poignant theme.”

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  1. 01 Happy Home Brendan McKinney 1:01
  2. 02 Someone Elses Blues Brendan Mc Kinney 1:00
  3. 03 Slow Your Roll Brendan McKinney 1:00
  4. 04 Your Provider Brendan McKinney 1:00
  5. 05 Talk Is Cheap Brendan McKinney 1:00
  6. 06 Every Step Brendan McKinney 1:00
  7. 07 People Like Us Brendan McKinney 1:00
  8. 08 Destiny Brendan McKinney 1:00
  9. 09 Nothing In My Heart But Love Brendan McKinney 1:00
  10. 10 Eternally Brendan McKinney 1:00
  11. 11 Spiderman Brendan McKinney 1:00
  12. 12 Shishkebab Jane (and the Voo Do Tanglers) Brendan McKinney 1:00

  Reviews of Brendan’s Music:

Much too cool… cause for celebration

-Jonathan Takiff, Critics’ Picks, Philadelphia Daily News


“…enormous warmth… Brendan himself has a big presence as a vocalist, grabbing a song by the scruff of the neck… epic quality.”

– John Davy, Flying Shoes Review/ Scotland


“…honest and endearing…Brendan has the songs, the vocal chops and a great group of musicians …just waiting for the right break.”

-Alan Cackett, Maverick Magazine/ London, UK


Songwriting skills that reached way back into my memories …The lyrics, immediately, sent me searching for more of his tunes.”

-Jan Duke, AboutNashville.com


Americankske Brendan er en moderne trubadur…entusiastisk, slentrende musikk I jordnaer americana-stil. En sjarmerendegrytemiks med country og rock ‘n’ roll…”

– Jan Arild Larsen, Bergenpuls.no/Bergen, Norway


“… like a musical celebration…bona fide Americana.”

-Katie Herman, offBEAT Magazine/Louisianna,USA

 B R E N D A N – M c K I N N E Y | BIO:

Brendan is a singer/songwriter who performs regularly in Colorado, Nashville and Europe. He is currently applying the finishing touches on a new release “Someone Else’s Blues.
Brendan is signed with Riptide Music Group, an LA music company that places songs in TV and Film.
Brendan’s songs have been placed in many shows including Trust Me, United States of Tara, Justified, Army Wives, Drop Dead Diva, and Shameless to name just a few.
In April, 2018 one of his songs was placed in a feature film,“Lean on Pete.


Brendan McKinney was born in and raised just outside the city of Philadelphia.  He grew up in a large Irish family immersed in a world of words and music: his father was well-known journalist/sports writer/music critic Jack McKinney for the Philadelphia Daily News; his mother Doris Kavanaugh McKinney sang with legendary big band leader Vaughn Monroe, and was a popular Philadelphia area performer. Intermingle those powerful influences with the extensive rock n’ roll album collections of his older brothers and sister, and it’s easy to see why McKinney was compelled to create and perform.

“Everybody in my family played at least a little guitar and sang”, reflects McKinney, ” I was the last to pick it up, but I could never manage to put it back down. “After many years as a prominent entertainer in the North Eastern region of the U.S., both as a solo artist and as lead vocalist and guitarist for bands such as: ‘The Missionaries’ (rhythm & blues) and ‘Driving Wheel’ (blues). McKinney is recognized as a talented songwriter and a powerful and exciting stage presence.

As a live performer, McKinney constantly reaches for new plateaus; he is arguably most compelling to watch when he cuts loose and improvises.


Published Songwriter through Harlan Howard Songs in Nashville, Tennesee

Notable Co Writers: John Popper (Blues Traveler)/ Vince Melamed (Walk Away Joe)

Currently Signed with Riptide Music Group in Los Angeles California

Numerous placements on TV Shows: Justified, Shameless, United States of Tara, Nash Bridges to name just a few.

Placement in Feature Film:

2018 “Lean on Petehttps://www.soundtrack.net/movie/lean-on-pete/

Made history when Astronaut Cady Coleman performed his song “Get Yourself Paroled” in simulcast from the International Space Station to a live audience at South by South West https://youtu.be/POMhSZLXR4I


*Track 12 is the only non-solo write of mine on the CD. It was co-written and produced in LA by Vince Melamed. *Tracks 5,8 and 11 were recorded In Bergen, Norway at Softbeat studio. *all remaining tracks were recorded in Nashville Tennessee at Jays Place.(see 12) All songs Written and produced by Brendan McKinney *Special Thanks To players Dan Parks, Jav Vernali, Sam Hunter, Geir Johannsen, Daniel Birkeland , Brian Barnett, Helge Nyhiem and Vince Melamed and more. #Published by

Bendinger Brown Publishing All Songs are with BMI *Tracks 1,3,4,5,6,8 are signed with RipTide Music in LA for Film and TV Licensing

Copyright 2018 All Rights Reserved

*Cover art is by a great artist by the name of Charlie Oakes. Please check out his work at www.wilderoakes.com I am a fan, hope you will be too. Nice work Charlie!

*All songs recorded and produced in Nashville Tennessee, Bergen Norway or Copenhagen Denmark except Track 12 which was produced by Vince Melamed in LA.

*Photography by Kristin Kohl

*Contact Info


Phone:(970) 390  8538

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2 thoughts on ““Someone Else’s Blues””

  1. I just absolutely love your music!
    You’ve grown so much with your writing and performing. I’m very proud to call you a friend. Keep on Rocking. Sir Carlos

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