Welcome

At ALS Benefit Concert

At ALS Benefit Concert

BACKGROUND:
I come from a small town in Southern Illinois. My music is deeply influenced by the strong sense of determination, humor and conviction that is deeply rooted in Midwestern values.It’s been my pleasure to have various radio stations, record companies, Song Publishers TV and Movies accept and play my songs.

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RADIO:
I’m receiving considerable airtime on TRM Radio out of Manchester, England: and Bumps_Radio, also in England but broadcasting to the World; KSRC Radio, WROM Radio the Quinn Spinn, ISX Radio; The Troubadour Show by John Godfrey, Open The Door Radio, The Shift Music Radio,356 Radio Network, Code Zero Radio, Better Day Radio, Clay’s Country Radio, Midwest Broadcasting Company; podcasts by Drcbones,1 Radio Ceejay, The Indie Authority.
Casa Bonita Productions has released my song “Book of Love” to 12,000 radio stations worldwide.

CD’s:
There are currently 7 CD’s of my original songs available on CDBaby and various other download services. See the “Music” page for links to my CD’s.
NBT Records has included my song “Hello America” on their CD “Ride the Train,” released in March of 2008. It is a Double CD consisting of 44 songs, and all the songs have a common theme: Trains. Look for it at your favorite sites, or drop me a note and I’ll send you a CD  for $19.99 plus shipping costs.
I also had my song “Quiet Decaffe” placed on the ALS charitable CD “Picking for a Cure”.

MOVIES:
My background vocals used in the movies “Bitterblue”, “DINKS” and “Mind Over Mindy”.

TV:
Mimi Productions has used my song “Let It Go” in their reality/documentary TV show “Pure Stock”.

RECORD COMPANY AND PUBLISHERS:
Factory Fast Records has included my songs “Going To Chicago”, “Rise Up Son” and “Devils Own on CD’s titled “Unheard Americana” (March 2015), “Rise Up Son” (July 2015) and “Temporary World” (April 2016).
Contracts for Publishing and Distribution are in place with Supreme Executive Lyrics, Noteborn Music and Factory Fast Records.

REVIEW:
Here is a review of one of my songs: “Rise Up Son”

From Andrulian blog on 9-13-15:

Review of ‘Rise up Son’ compilation album on Factory Fast Records

“Stevan Brasel – Rise Up Son
There’s a great momentum to the song with solid drumming and bass playing with 2 guitars weaving in and out of the song. The vocals are really good, they are very deep and have a real soulful blues type of quality about them. There’s a great solo too. I really like the great blues vibe to this song.”

INSTRUMENT BUILD AND REPAIR:
In my spare moments I’ve put on my “Luthier Cap” and have enjoyed rebuilding a 1910 Larson bowl back mandolin, a 1965 Kay mandolin, a 1971 Japanese copy of a Gibson B 25 folk guitar, and also did rebuilds and set up for a Gibson Les Paul, Jr. and a Fender bass guitar.