In an era of uncertainty, when reality show competitions determine what makes it to the music marketplace, Bronson breathes something refreshing into Nashville’s music scene: MUSIC. He doesn’t think of it as a means to make money or gain fame. He loves music. He lives music. For him, it’s as essential as air.
Just 14 years old, Bronson is a seasoned performer. He began singing in church at the age of three and has since matured into a witty, intelligent, phenomenally talented young man who can match musical wits with just about anybody. Add to that, his boyish charm that engages people of all ages and you begin to understand why Bronson is a name you’ll want to remember. He sings; he plays; he writes. And he does all three amazingly well.
For example, Bronson recently played Nashville’s legendary Bluebird Café, traditionally a tough audience to impress. But just two lines into three songs and people were whispering about the boy-wonder before them. He sang three songs that he had either written or co-written and proved his young mind could hold court with his voice. “I’m not your typical teenager,” Bronson says. "I like to write about what other people do.”
Those “other people” must be his adolescent peers back home in Raceland, Kentucky because, while his songs echo the same sentiments as grown-up country tunes -- loneliness; despair; break-ups -- they are absolutely age-appropriate. For generations, songwriting experts have encouraged “wannabe” writers to write what they know. Bronson does. For example, he weaves a story of loneliness and the hope for new love around a picture taped inside the door of a high school girl’s locker. “That’s Who I Want to Be,” he writes.
His rhymes are unpredictable. His meter is unorthodox. His lyrics are uninhibited and delivered with memorable melodies that melt your ears.
Bronson also boasts a budding baritone voice with an uncanny strength and resonance that punctuates his songs with personality. And he’s an accomplished musician. “I’m good at guitar, trumpet, piano and bass,” he says. “I’m pretty good at the dulcimer and trombone.”
Bronson manufactures his own brand of boyish charm and personality that combined with his grown-up wit and mental acumen, makes most adults forget they’re talking to a teen. He boasts a 4.25 GPA despite his hectic school activities schedule. Add to that, his often unpredictable calendar of performances and treks to Nashville and you might wonder how he keeps it all together. “It’s a family thing,” Bronson says as his mother nods with approval. “I don’t do it by myself.”
Whatever his method, it works. And it’s bound to only get better with age!