Well Known Memphis Artist Cory Branan Signs with Blue Élan Records

Cory Branan

By Anita Stewart, Managing Editor

August 16, 2021

Blue Élan Records just announced that they have signed Memphis-based, singer songwriter Cory Branan. This artist joins the long list of artists from Westwood that includes well-known luminaries like Soul Asylum, Ozomatli, Gerry Beckley of America and Austin guitar slinger, Jesse Dayton and many more.
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, Blue Élan Records.

Branan has released five studio albums and has received accolades from NPR, Pitchfork and Rolling Stone. His music is a hybrid; it straddles the genres of Americana, roots, rock, punk, alt-country and blues.

Other notable artists have covered Branan’s songs such as Frank Turner and Dashboard Confessional. He has worked with the likes of Jason Isbell, Laura Jane Grace (“Against Me!“) and Craig Finn (“The Hold Steady”) who he has included as featured guests on his previous records. 

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 and he plans on being on tour everywhere this fall. For current tour date information, click HERE.





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