Kevin “Brandino” Brandon is a seven-time Grammy and three-time Emmy award winner. He has performed with an incredible array of artists, including:
- Aretha Franklin
- OutKast (won Grammys for Album of the Year and Best Rap Album of the Year)
- Justin Timberlake (won Grammy for Best R&B Song)
- Mary J. Blige (won Grammy for Best R&B Album of the Year)
The list of artists he has worked with is incredible.
Brandino has achieved considerable success as a solo artist as well, and his recent album The Many Faces of Brandino 2 has received enthusiastic critical acclaim.
We dig into all sorts of topics today:
- what it’s like playing with artists like Aretha Franklin, will.i.am, Justin Timberlake, and OutKast
- the steps that go into applying for the Grammys
- the rise of synth bass
- being a five-string bass pioneer
- building a studio and getting into record production
…and much more!
Links to Check Out:
Here’s a great video of Brandino’s Cello Bass by Eastman Music (using D’Addario Kaplans):
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