I'm a writer, editor, producer, pianist, songwriter, composer, singer, traveler, surfer, waterman, creative coach, and mentor. I'm also the founder and owner of Gentry Bronson Media & Creative, an agency dedicated to helping creatives and entrepreneurs develop their work and become successful.

My parents named me after a hitchhiker when I was born in Bemidji, Minnesota. After traveling around the country living in a Volkswagen bus and then in Nebraska, my family and I moved into an old farmhouse in the arctic Central Minnesota countryside when I was five. There I made up music on an old, upright bar piano that had plastic keys, which fell off as I played. By the age of 15, I won a series of statewide awards for classical piano.

I left the Midwest as soon I could, a week after turning 18, and became part of the early 90’s Seattle music scene as a songwriter, lead singer, and spoken word poet. Then, I moved to the Czech Republic and became a club DJ in Prague while I also worked for the East European art and literature magazine Yazzyk.

I returned to the U.S., settled in San Francisco, and became a digital producer during the first dot-com gold rush. In 2000, I won three Northern California Songwriting Association awards, then formed the Night Watchmen, a band that gained a small cult following internationally. I released five albums with my band and as a soloist from 2001 to 2005.

After the suicide of my bassist and good friend, I went completely solo in 2006. I released the three-part indie rock album No War with a new band, and also the atmospheric instrumental album Santa Fe Sky, which I wrote and produced with Dave Hoover. I then spent three years touring the U.S. and Europe.

In 2008, I recorded the first English version of Boudewijn de Groot’s Dutch classic Avond with Jesse Brewster and followed that in 2009 with a self-titled EP showcasing different genres. Both releases received international airplay.

Returning to California, I performed headlining and opening slots, including a performance at Oakland Coliseum, and was featured singer on VH1 reality show Hip Hop star John Brown’s song No Games. I released an album of Dutch songs adapted into English called Within A Sigh & A Curse in 2012 and toured Europe a 6th time. Then I released Human, a double album made with vintage equipment, and toured Europe a 7th time in 2014.

I stepped away from music and founded my agency Gentry Bronson Media & Creative in 2015 to help other creatives, then spent four years in Mexico and the Midwest. That was when I began writing and publishing, including a series of Fiddling Grasshopperisms.

I made New Orleans my home in 2017, which is where I wrote and produced my nouveau classical piano album Environments. It was released in November 2018.

My media and creative agency clients now include writers, musicians, entrepreneurs, change-makers, public speakers, circuses, restaurateurs, filmmakers, and visual artists. I continue to learn fascinating new things every day.

Currently, my primary writing projects are a series of memoir stories with twists, turns, trials, tribulations, and tragicomedy; articles and essays on personal development and creativity; and a fact-based fiction series (which I'm really digging because the best stories come from the truth). I'm publishing these autobiographical stories on Medium, my blog, and wherever else they find a home.

Learn more about me on my official website www.gentrybronson.com.

You can also find me on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and YouTube.

My music is available on Spotify, TIDAL, Amazon Music, Pandora, iHeart, Apple Music, and lots of other places.

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