Brian has bee a key part of Traveler in Pain for 17 of our 19 years. Outside of Lance Sedillo, Brian has played the most shows with us over the past 19 years. After a brief hiatus from 2008-2010, he's returned to rock some of our most memorable shows. He has also been in Faceplant, as well as Rush Tribute Rash, Iron Maiden Tribute Powerslave, as well as current Blues Projects In his own words- "I began playing guitar at age 13, long ago in a town far from here (well, actually it's pretty close). After hearing the first notes of the Scorpions "No One Like You", I was blown away, and I bought a cheap Harmony guitar from some catalog, along with a distortion pedal, and locked myself in my room until I was 17. Then, I joined a NM variety band called 'Aces High', and learned quite a bit about rhythms and song structure, as well as performing for a crowd. About a Year later I graduated and moved to Albucracky .
I continued to practice until my fingers bled, then I partied till I puked (I did this more than once) , and, made a lot of friends along the way (including Lance). After jamming around for awhile, I began playing with a couple of guys named Lance (a different Lance), and Mark Hungerford in a band called 'Faceplant'. During this time I played and wrote a lot of music, all the while learning more and more. Eventually, I quit, due to a need for a change.
In 1996 I shared a place with a drummer named Perry Saicawalo and, began jamming with whomever wanted to come over and jam. Lance Sedillo was one of them "jammers". He set up gigs at Camels Ponybar, and we played for about 10 bucks each per night. I didn't care, it was all fun .
The year 2000 was a really good year, I re-joined up with Lance in support of the release of "Traveler in Pain", the first CD. Although I was not featured on any of the tracks, I enjoyed playing the awesome songs written by the original members of 'Traveler in Pain'---R.L. Flores, Anders Fingold, and David Baca. I have been playing with Traveler in Pain since.
I recently had a custom guitar built by Brian Davis . He will be building custom guitars on a production level very soon. E-mail me, or talk to me for contact information.
My influences are-
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Eddie Van Halen
All the local guys in the scene