JUSTIN PHILIP BROOKS
INTRODUCING... JUSTIN PHILIP BROOKS.
Dallas trio Justin Philip Brooks brings the familiar comfort of the front porches and deep woods of their Texas roots to their listener's ears by artfully exploring the great traditions of folk, roots rock, and country.
With well-worn guitars, the powerful vocal delivery of interweaving harmonies, and infectious stage chemistry, family members Justin Philip Brooks (vocalist /guitarist), Tiffany Brooks (vocalist) and Morgan Taylor (vocalist/banjo/guitarist) are storytellers that hold a crowd's attention. With original songs ranging from the introspective dark folk of “This Old Town” to the crowd-pleasing stomp-clapper “Lone Star Lady”, to experience their performance is to see a show that Dallas’s iconic acoustic venue Opening Bell says “will knock your socks off!”
The trio began as a vehicle to provide backing vocals to Justin’s (a solo artist at the time) single and video release of “My Dying Bed”. Feeling they had stumbled on to something special, they became a band, using the Justin Philip Brooks moniker and playing shows all over Texas, and staples of the Sofar Sounds community of artists. Their first single release, Letting You Know, began a writing process that led to the studio with engineer/producer Jeromy Hernandez, culminating in their first full-length eponymous debut, which has enjoyed regular radio play. The influential station KXT said of the album's lead single, Cold Shoulder, Black Heart, “There’s something slightly mythical about the Gulf Coast when it comes to being a fertile ground for singer-songwriters. George Jones, The Big Bopper, Janis Joplin, Rodney Crowell, Robert Ellis and Hayes Carll are only a few fine examples, and now you can add the name Justin Philip Brooks to the list.”
Keeping a busy show schedule while balancing parent life, they will go back in the studio this summer to record their forthcoming EP. Whether singing their original songs, covers, at home, or in the car, Justin Philip Brooks wants their audience to feel like family. “We want folks to walk away from hearing our songs knowing us on a deeper level. Sharing our experiences with one another is the best way to help one another.”