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    Memphis Singer-Songwriter Cory Branan Joins Blue Élan

    Cory Branan joins Blue Élan and announces new 2021 tour, new album set for early 2022 

    We're proud to announce the recent signing of Memphis-based singer-songwriter Cory Branan! “I think that Cory Branan is one of the best songwriters of his generation. Period. Having him join the Blue Élan family is not only a personal thrill, but represents a tremendous opportunity for us to bring his enormous talent to a much wider audience. I’m beyond excited to hear how this new album turns out and for more and more people to discover how special he is.” - Niels Schroeder, Executive Director of A&R

    Over the last two decades Branan has released five albums to much critical acclaim from NPR, Pitchfork, Rolling Stone and others, who called him, “A country boy with a punk-rock heart.” He has toured extensively, appearing on stages from Letterman and the Ryman, to your town’s shittiest punk bar. 

    “...a career stacked with lonesome country anthems to life on the road, delivered in a voice that's pleasantly weathered.” - NPR

    Branan’s songs have been covered by such artists as Frank Turner and Dashboard Confessional. He has also collaborated with the likes of Jason Isbell, Laura Jane Grace (Against Me!), and Craig Finn (The Hold Steady) who have been included as featured guests on previous records. Branan has even been mentioned in the Lucero song, “Tears Don’t Matter Much,” with the lyrics, “Cory Branan’s got an evil streak, and a way with words that’ll bring you to your knees.”

    “It’s rad,” says Branan, “To have a new home with nice folks at Blue Èlan who’ve threatened to turn me loose to make my kind of weird American music, and I’m really looking forward to getting into the studio this fall and giving it hell.”

    Branan’s new album is expected to release in early 2022. Click here for tour dates.