About

Hi! My name is Brandon. I decided to start Harmony Avenue in 2010 as an opportunity for me to share my love of music with the Internet world. I am truly passionate about music, both as a listener and as a musician myself. I am a singer, songwriter, pianist, and occasional organist, and music surrounds me constantly.

My music tastes are diverse and my collection is ever-growing. I like to describe my aesthetic as “picky but open.” I’m very selective about the music I listen to, but I am very open to trying out new music, discovering artists I’ve never heard of before, and stepping outside my musical comfort zone, as it were. I enjoy listening to everything from jazz to Top 40 fare, country to Latin, choral to alternative rock, and more.

I was born in Utah, but grew up in Mesa, Arizona (after a few years in Spokane, Washington as a toddler). We lived in two different houses on Harmony Avenue over the years, from which the name of this blog was born. (My family recently moved, but not before I made sure we got a few last pictures of the street sign that welcomes you on the front page.) From 2012 to 2014, Harmony Avenue was on hiatus as I served a 2-year religious mission to Arequipa, Peru. I immensely treasure my time there, and it has had a profound influence on both my music and on me in general. I currently study at Brigham Young University, majoring in English and minoring in Music (no surprise there) and Creative Writing.

Although, with my busy schedule, I’m not always to update this blog regularly, I’ve been grateful since its inception to have such a great platform for expressing my passion for music. I hope this blog will bring you joy, be a vehicle for musical discovery and adventure, and help you become an even better and more well-rounded music lover. I learn something new every time I post here, and I hope you will too. Feel free to shoot me a line in the comments–I love getting them, and I make a point to respond to each one. You can also check me out on Twitter. Thanks so much for visiting, and I hope you enjoy your stay here at Harmony Avenue.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. John Manfredi says:

    I saw your blog link on the Jeopardy forums.When I got here,I clicked on to your Grooveshark link and boy,am I glad that I did.That is one of the best music sites I have ever seen.Thank you for turning me on to that site.

    1. Brandon R. says:

      You’re welcome! It’s definitely one of my favorites. Made my first year at college (as a poor, new music-starved freshman) SO much better. 🙂

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