Brandon Pasion has decided to tell the truth. For years, much of the singer-songwriter’s best work has been kept carefully hidden, tucked away to preserve the illusion of a life free of complication and struggles with discontent. There are roads he was warned not to travel and questions he was advised not to ask, but for better or worse, Pasion has learned to appreciate the beautifully dangerous nature of art and story, and decided it’s time to tell his. The resulting debut album, All I Ever Want, is "exactly what Brandon sought to capture — pure honesty." (Visalia Times-Delta)
For the last decade, Pasion has played shows up and down the California coast, headlining conferences, concerts, vineyards, and beer gardens, most recently opening for Kellie Pickler in Byron, CA. He’s traveled to the hills of Gatlinburg, TN and to earthquake ravaged Haiti to aid in relief efforts. "On occasion a band will grab your attention with a great energy, or melody, or blend or beat," says owner of The Cellar Door Dan Littleton, "Brandon Pasion has just that ability." His energetic musicality, seamless blends and harmonies, and engaging stage presence inspire audiences to their feet and leave them wanting more. "The resonating sound of his vibrant voice and often tender instrumentation quickly reverberated throughout the community," writes Zachary Newcott of the Visalia Times-Delta.
The songs that make up Pasion’s story have their roots in his deeply spiritual, fundamentally musical upbringing - in the constantly changing scenery of his childhood, in long summers in the heartland with Garth Brooks albums on repeat, in small town church pianos and the dizzying pace of California’s Silicon Valley. His extensive jazz education, deep love of country, and life-long participation in worship leadership form the foundation of his uniquely honest, soulful writing and down-home harmonies. Several years into his career as a musician, Pasion was given the opportunity to write with one of his childhood heroes, Larry Bastian, a chance that solidified his calling and resulted in two of the songs on All I Ever Want. In 2013, Pasion moved to Visalia, CA, where he currently resides with his wife, Katy, and their two young daughters.
All I Ever Want is a collection of deeply personal original songs written with Larry Bastian and a handful of others. The album leads with an energetic southern rock flavor and charges shamelessly into the dark corners and deep questions that Pasion has navigated. “My music is my story,” Pasion says, “It’s honest mistakes, real longing, real love, real life. It’s my hope that these songs will resonate with you. Music should make you question your journey. If nothing else, it should remind you that whatever you’re going through is not a road you walk alone.”