Brendan Abernathy

Unafraid to write about the parts of his story that scare him most, Brendan Abernathy is known for his contemplative lyrics, memorable melodies, and a captivating live performance you will feel in your soul. Creating a fresh but familiar sound combining notes of Maggie Rogers with James Taylor, Lewis Capaldi, and Marcus Mumford, Brendan’s intimate words and powerful vocals speak straight to the listener’s soul.
Since August 2019, Brendan has lived out of his car, touring the US selling out concerts across the country in Atlanta, Phoenix, Seattle, Portland, DC, Gainesville, and Boulder. In 2022, Brendan opened for Johnnyswim on their Southeastern tour, and played several festivals, including 30A. He has generated over 1.5 million streams and played over 300 live shows, focusing on the individual and building a loyal following. “We all just want to be seen and loved, and I try to do that -- see and love.”
His first LP – Single and in Love – was released in late 2022 to an enthusiastic response from fans across the country and has fueled another nationwide tour.

In 2023, Brendan made the move to LA, where he is recording his first full-length record.

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Events featuring Brendan Abernathy

Mar 14, 2023
7:30pm — 8:10pm
Presented by
High Road Touring
Mar 17, 2023
10:00pm — 10:40pm
Atlanta, GA
Professional Connections
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