Meet Shea Bramer, a Grand Junction musician
Shea Bramer, a Grand Junction resident and musician, will perform weekly at a few Grand Valley restaurants.
Each Thursday, he will play at Thunderstruck Valley from 11:30 a .m. to 2 p.m., SpringHill Suites from 6-8 p.m. and Rockslide Brewery and Restaurant from 9 p.m. to midnight.
For more information on Bramer, visit www.sheabramermusic.com or find him on Facebook.
When it comes to doing what you love, Shea Bramer, a Grand Junction resident, isn’t afraid of taking risks.
Since he was 5 years old, he’s had music in his life. Bramer started playing the piano and singing, which eventually evolved into playing the guitar and viola. Then at 16 years old, he started playing music seriously, joining bands, and writing his own tunes. He considers his music to be “mostly acoustic with a feel of Ed Sheeran and mixes of pop and indie.”
“Everyone in my family is musically talented,” Bramer said. “When my mom made me play piano I didn’t like it until I noticed all the girls were digging it.”
Throughout the years, Bramer continued to play music, expanding his career and experimenting with sounds and mixes. Now at age 30, it’s his main source of income. Bramer is also a husband to Niqi and a father to two young children, Auna and Zayd. He is currently looking to help other local artists to create smaller EP albums.
“I’ve known for a lot of years that I needed to take these steps,” Bramer said. “But like many artists, singers and even songwriters, I put it off and was always counting on someone else to swoop in and save the day and handle it for me.
“To me, this means freedom, it means the ability to take the product straight from my brain to the masses,” he explained. “It means transcendence to the next stages of my career, which is the most exciting part of this.”
According to Bramer, he wants to go as far as he can in his musical career without needing a record label.
He hopes to have a few more self-produced albums released in the coming months. He currently has a Christmas album available for $10, which includes tracks where his family sings in it as well.
Want to have music in your life? Bramer suggests to take a lesson.
“You won’t regret it,” he said.
For more information on Bramer, visit http://www.sheabramermusic.com or find him on Facebook.
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