RELEASED SEPTEMBER 28, 2017
On Calhoun Street, you'll hear music dedicated to Bryard's last couple of years in college at College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) in Cincinnati. He resided at 255 Calhoun Street across from UC's campus proper during his Sophomore, Junior, and Senior years - the location where this album was conceived. This album features one of Bryard's first recorded and released vocal tunes ever, "Back To New York (With You)", performed by Léa Verlin, as well as bonus track "Hop In My Benz", also featuring Verlin. The album was recorded in 2150A and C recording studios in the commercial music department of CCM.
1. Empire City
2. Song for Lay
3. Back to New York (With You) (feat. Léa Verlin)
4. Calhoun Street
5. Dear Jackie
6. Hop In My Benz (feat. Léa Verlin)
All songs written, arranged, and produced by Bryard Huggins
Executive produced by Bryard Huggins
Bryard Huggins - piano, keyboards, synth bass, drum programming, synth pads and leads, percussion
Brogan Dutcher - electric bass on "Empire City.", "Song for Lay", "Calhoun Street", and "Dear Jackie"
Kyle Kidwell - tenor sax on "Empire City", "Song for Lay", and "Calhoun Street"
Jeremy Myint - acoustic guitar on "Song for Lay", electric guitar on "Calhoun Street"
David O'Connell - drums on "Empire City", "Song for Lay", "Calhoun Street", "Dear Jackie"
Madison Vonderahe, Jessie Haskamp, Juleen Jessel - background vocals on "Song for Lay"
Engineered by Jake Kricket, Jennifer Rowekamp, Mike Evans
Mixed by James Tillman (It Me Music)
Mastered by Kim Pensyl
Album packaging by Discmakers.com
Photography - Photos by Tondaleya
Bryard's college apartment at 255 Calhoun Street in Cincinnati, OH - the birthplace of Calhoun Street
making the album
In 2017, the Tennessee Tribune covered Bryard's most recent release - Calhoun Street - and interviewed him on coming up in the music industry in Music City.