Introduction to Bryan Minks

Bryan Minks

My oldest memories of being in love with music go back to my very first memories. I can still hear the crackling vinyl as the Rolling Stones pumped through my father’s floor model pioneers on a late Saturday night, it was the soundtrack for good times with friends. I can still hear the classic country gold pouring from my papaw’s (that’s Kentuckian for Grandfather) classic radio in his Volkswagen repair shop. The same way I can remember being a 12-year-old boy who decided to trade his Nintendo and TV at the pawn shop for a shitty Les Paul knockoff and a Peavey Bandit. I can still hear Lucero’s “Nobody’s Darlings” blasting through my car speakers on backwoods Kentucky roads, the soundtrack as I fell in love with my soon to be wife. Music has been there for me through thick and thin, through good and bad. It never leaves my side. It provides me the inspiration needed to crawl out of the hard times. It is the setting for my good times. These moments continue to inspire me and shape me into who I am and who I will become.

My musical tastes are as diverse as any, but first and foremost I’m a fan of sincerity. I guess that is how I stumbled upon Nine Bullets in the first place. Most of the artists I’d been listening to were played on the Nine Bullets radio show, reviews of their records were on the website, and it quickly became my go to avenue for discovery of new music. You may not like every review/link/article/etc shared here, but one thing remains constant – the artists represented here are sincere. And these hardworking artists deserve an ambassador to purvey their work.

I am honored and excited to be part of Nine Bullets. It is a place I have visited and continually found musical inspiration. My goal is to seek out music that I love and share it with you. I want to give you a new point of inspiration and hope, share with you these soundtracks that guide me on my journeys every day.