RELEASED OCTOBER 11, 2011
They say you never forget your firsts! How does Bryard describe himself upon the release of Artistic Touch, his debut album: "Just a young "child prodigy" pianist who wanted to be like David Benoit and play smooth jazz". This album consists of music Bryard began writing at age 12/13 and did not come into fruition until he turned 15, a producer out of Detroit hearing him and inviting him to collaborate on an album. The album was recorded in his living room - yep, his living room! This was all new to Bryard: all he knew at the time was how the music was supposed to go and how he wanted the production. Everything else was foreign. Upon it's release in October 2011, he hosted his first live concert in Nashville. Never did he imagine how this chance connection and thrust into the recording industry would impact his career years later!
1. Best Friends
2. Artistic Touch
5. River Thames
7. Life In The Tropics
8. The Oasis
9. On Canvas!
All songs written and composed by Bryard Huggins
Produced by Michael Taylor for Studio Caffé
Bryard Huggins - piano, keyboards, auxiliary instruments, drum programming, synths
Mike Ferguson - electric bass on "Best Friends"
Michael Taylor - auxiliary instruments, percussion, string arrangements
Mixed by Michael Taylor
Mastered by Mo Henderson
Photography - Janá Huggins (Momma Huggins)