Brian Wolff is a guitarist and front man based out of Austin, Texas. Born in upstate New York, Brian moved to Austin in 2012 and has taken the local music scene by storm. Wolff’s musical style draws influence heavily from Classic Rock, 90’s Alternative, and Blues. His hard-hitting playing style has been described as “tasteful, yet aggressive.” Brian was one of the founding members of the band Fair City Fire, a mainstay of Austin performance venues for over 7 years.
Fair City Fire drew comparisons to The Black Keys, Foo Fighters, and Red Hot Chili Peppers. For years, they worked the circuit of Austin’s most prestigious venues, including Antone’s, Stubbs, Mohawk, and Empire Control Room. Led by Brian’s playing and his powerhouse vocals, Fair City Fire produced two LPs, The Simple Truth and Shake Your Bones. They embarked on five national tours, playing in legendary clubs such as Bowery Electric and Pianos in New York, the Warehouse Live in Houston, Ironworks and Babeville in Buffalo, and The Slippery Noodle in Indianapolis. The City of Austin even declared August 31, 2019 “Fair City Fire Day,” in which they were featured in a presentation by the Mayor before their set at Antone’s.
When the band went on hiatus during the pandemic and eventually split up, Brian turned inward creatively. He began a podcast, Greetings from Wherever, where he features interviews with artists across a variety of media: comedy, photography, writing, and more. He has live streamed weekly concerts, performing both acoustic and electric sets. His solo work is more introspective, personal, and lyrically complex than anything he has done before, and is currently working on a five-song EP due out in Fall of 2021. His songwriting has been influenced by a wide range of artists including Bruce Springsteen, Manchester Orchestra, and Jason Isbell. With Joe Valadez on drums and Tim Moen on bass, Brian Wolff’s solo debut will be something for the music world to watch for.