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Brian Mitchell is well know in music industry circles and beyond for both his solo career and his high-profile collaborations. He has recorded

and performed with some of music's most respected artists, including Bob Dylan, Al Green, B.B. King, Levon Helm, Mary J Blige, Allen Toussaint,

and Dolly Parton. He has also released two C.D.'s of his own original music, Songs From The Underground and his latest, Diggin Up The Roots. His

extraordinary versatility on piano, accordion, Hammond B-3, various vintage keyboards, plus his distinctive vocal styling have firmly established him

as one of New York City's most gifted and sought after musicians.

Brian has toured extensively around the world, from The Apollo in Harlem, Tipitina's in New Orleans to Ronny Scott's in London and The Blue

Note in Japan. He has appeared in concert halls and at festivals including Lincoln Center in New York, The Umbria Jazz Festival in Italy, the North

Sea Jazz Festival and The New Orleans Jazz & Blues Heritage Festival.

He has made frequent TV appearances including performances on The Tonight Show, The Today Show, The Late Show with David

Letterman, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, The View, Austin City Limits, and a cameo on the soap opera One Life To Live. Brian's accordion can be

heard throughout Bob Dylan's version of the Dean Martin chestnut Return To Me on an episode of The Soprano's. Other special collaborations

include recording with Christopher Walken in the movie Search and Destroy, and accompanying ex-President Bill Clinton, Cher, and Nathan Lane in a

rousing version of “Happy Birthday" for his wife Hillary at The Roseland in NYC.

Brian's work as a composer has been featured in TV, film and theater. His original music for his band, House Of Diablo was used in the

soundtrack for  the Robert Altman movie Tanner On Tanner. His blues piano stylings were also heard in the recent Broadway production of August

Wilson's Seven Guitars. Brian is in high demand in the recording studio as a session player frequently tapped to lay down tracks by some on today's

top artists. His unique approach to performing and recording in the studio was the subject of an article in Keyboard Magazine. He has also thrown his

hat into the world of journalism with his recent interview of the legendary New Orleans pianist, Allen Toussaint in the November issue of Keyboard.

A native New Yorker, Mitchell is a mainstay in Manhattan's competitive live music scene. Known for kicking out high-energy performances,

his original music features a unique blend of gutbucket blues, funky New Orleans style R&B, quirky latin rhythms and occasional visits into outer

space. In addition to his various incarnations of The Brian Mitchell Band and The Loisaida Social Club, he can also be heard with House Of Diablo

(w/Shawn Pelton). House Of Diablo, an ever changing aggregate, is a unique blend of electronic sounds, dub, improv, and swamp funk that can

heard in dance clubs, exotic parties, as well as  soundtracks for TV and films.

Here is a list of some of the performers that Brian has recorded with, performed with, or through some strange happenstance, ended up on stage

with. Stories about each of these performers can be obtained through email or easily coerced in person...


Johnny Adams

Steven Bernstein's Sex Mob

Mary J Blige

Sugar Blue

Jeff Buckley

Solomon Burke

Blondie Chaplin

Joe Claussell

Ex-President Bill Clinton

Shawn Colvin

Shemekia Copeland

The Crashtest Dummies

Willie Deville

Dr. John

Bob Dylan

Peter Frampton

Al Green

Levon Helm


Nathan Lane

Lyle Lovett

Nora Jones

Salif Keita

Femi Kuti

B.B. King

Earl King

John Mayer

Natalie Merchant

Tracy Nelson

David "Fathead" Newman

Leo Nocentelli

Joan Osborne

Dolly Parton

Les Paul

Billy Preston

Paul Shapiro & Midnight Minyan


Carly Simon

Bill Sims Jr.

Hubert Sumlin

Rufus & Carla Thomas

Irma Thomas

Allen Toussaint

Soozie Tyrell

The Uptown Horns

Jimmy Vivino

Christopher Walken

Walter "Wolfman" Washington

Louden Wainwright III

The Wild Magnolias

Leslie West & Mountain

Peter Wolf

The Wollisen's

Dwight Yoakem