RELEASED AUGUST 9, 2014
Homesickness is a real thing! The Way Home was the third recorded album in the Bryard collection, and was born in his tiny, 7x14' dorm room his freshman year at Cincinnati. With all the feels of college dorm life (and the Cincinnati winter sometimes with no heat...long story), the making of The Way Home forged on. Bryard enlisted the production help from the team of Michael Taylor and Mo Henderson - who assisted on his first and second albums. He wanted to take what he had learned his freshman year and create an album dedicated to his hometown of Nashville. The Way Home title came from the 4 hour drive back and forth between Nashville and Cincinnati - after 4 years at college, he knew the way home quite well.
THE WAY HOME
1. Throw Down (feat. Joe Getsi)
2. Third Wish (feat. Mike Ferguson)
3. The Way Home (feat. Sean Blackman)
5. Southern Living
6. Cindy's Place (feat. Sean Blackman & John 'Smoke' Lucas)
All songs written and composed by Bryard Huggins
Produced by Bryard Huggins, Michael Taylor for Studio Caffé
Bryard Huggins - piano, keyboards, synth bass, drum programming, strings, clavinet, organ
Mike Ferguson - electric bass on "Third Wish" and "Mitzi"
Joe Getsi - soprano sax on "Throw Down"
Sean Blackman - electric guitar on "The Way Home", acoustic guitar on "Cindy's Place"
John 'Smoke' Lucas - drums on "Throw Down", "The Way Home", "Cindy's Place"
Engineered by Sixteen Ton Studios Nashville
Mixed by Michael Taylor
Mastered by Mo Henderson
Photography - Earl Flippen Jr.
Bryard at Sixteen Ton Studios in Nashville recording The Way Home in the summer of 2014.
The view of the University of Cincinnati and College-Conservatory of Music campuses from Bryard's freshman year dorm room.
Bryard always knew he was home when passing the Tennessee state line from Kentucky on I-65 coming home from college.
Bryard's younger brother striking a pose on move-in day, August 2013, in his single dorm room - his ANNEX as he called it - in Siddall Hall, University of Cincinnati. The room was only 7x14' on a floor with all musical theater majors - every night was a Broadway performance!