Brian brings unequalled energy to the stage. His guitar rocks you from the first note. Close your eyes and from the tone, you'd think the vocals are coming from an 80 year old iconic bluesman.”

— Doug Spike - Blue Monday Monthly


Brian Naughton, a recording artist, singer, songwriter and guitarist born in St. Paul, Minnesota, possesses a signature sound driven by an energetic mix of Blues, Rock, Funk and Soul. Brian’s passionate commitment to creating and pushing the boundaries of music has allowed him to build a reputation as one of the foremost guitar players in the Twin Cities. He has shared the stage with Buddy Guy, Lonnie Brooks and Luther Allison among others at both local and national events. Whether performing with industry talents, as part of his full 4-piece band, paired in a duo, or grooving solo acoustic, Brian expands the expectations and definitions of music in all its forms and will leave you wanting more.


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Boundary Waters Blues Fest | Photo credit: Gary Eckhart

Surf Ballroom | Photo Credit: Allan Peterson - Timeless Images

Bismarck Blues & Brews Festival | Photo credit: Darlene Ziegler


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