Brandy Zdan returns to the Summer Breeze stage with a free concert on Sunday, July 1 at 7:30 pm. Bring blankets or lawn chairs, your favorite refreshments, and enjoy a family friendly evening of music in Lions Park, Flood & Symmes.
Brandy Zdan has been performing since she was 15 and spent nearly a decade making gothic-folk music as one half of the Juno Award-nominated Twilight Hotel in her native Canada. When she moved to the States, landing in Austin, she joined the all-girl Americana outfit, The Trishas, where she acted as lead guitarist and utility player (lap steel, accordion), before moving on to a solo career.
She has succeeded with her recently released sophomore solo album, Secretear by turning to the music that inspired her youth: ’60s and ‘70s rock n’ roll. From the Beatles-inspired descending drum fill on opener “Get To You” to the dirty guitars, drums and synth on “Wild Fire,” this album sees a veteran musician getting back to her roots and finding a voice clearer than its ever been.
“I feel like I’m coming to terms with a lot of things on this record, because there were so many things I was coming to terms with in my own life while I was writing it,” she reflects. “There were a lot of things I was discovering about myself that I didn’t want to accept, in terms of relationships and making the same kind of mistake over and over again.” But she has come out the other side stronger both personally and as a musician.
Summer Breeze Concerts are made possible, in part, by grants from the Oklahoma Arts Council and the Norman Arts Council. New portable stages this year were funded by a grant from The Kirkpatrick Foundation. Major in-kind program support comes from Norman Parks and Recreation Department. Corporate and individual funding comes from Sponsor: Skye Diers, Gingerbread Nursery School & Kindergarten, from Contributors: Cindy Merrick, Therapy in Motion; Republic Bank of Norman; Tom McAuliffe at Don Cies Real Estate; Kristen Campbell, DDS, & Donna Sparks, DDS of Norman Smile Center; Hugh and Keri Young; InterBank; 2 Green Chicks; The Mont; D.M. Wealth Management, Inc.; Hitachi Computer Products; and The Montford Inn. Friends include: Edward Jones Investments; Laurel Group, LLC; Bob Schlegel; and The Baked Bear. Neighbors are: Becca Hewes, YogaLife; Nancy McClellan; and Bruce & Trisha Bunce.