Called “kind, sassy, and understanding” by the San Diego Troubadour, Brindl’s dynamic voice, poetic songwriting, and compelling live performances have been captivating audiences in the San Francisco Bay Area for the last decade. Inspired by songwriters like Patty Griffin and Ray Lamontagne, Brindl is equal parts modern-day troubadour and soulful songstress.
Brindl’s music is soulful folk-nouveau: a unique blend of singer-songwriter folk, soul, and blues.
Brindl was born in upstate New York and raised in West Marin (San Francisco Bay Area) after her writer-photographer parents packed the family into a VW bus and drove across the country to embrace the counter culture of the West Coast. She grew up listening to an eclectic mix of everything from her parents’ LP collection of artists like Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, and Fleetwood Mac, to big-band and jazz music of the 30’s, including records of her grandmother, big band singer, Connie Gates, that her grandfather recorded on original vinyl as an NBC radio engineer.
Brindl started writing songs at age 15 after borrowing her older brother’s acoustic guitar. “My first music lessons were just learning to play all the songs in my Beatles anthology fake book.” She went on to compose film soundtracks while studying experimental film at UCSC and, after graduating, developed her songwriting and performing chops in the coffee houses and bars of Marin and San Francisco.
Brindl has previously released two albums independently on her Moxy Music label (Acoustic Heart, 2008 and Shine, 2010) and founded moxymusic.org in 2008, a resource site and blog with marketing tips, links and articles to help inspire and empower independent singer-songwriters and musicians.