Once in every generation, there comes a man so unique, so inspired, and with such immense originality that he can only be described as… Small. Thanks to our mutual friends at Epiphone, I was able to sit down with this man, and learn his mighty small ways. Im talking about Brendon Small, ok? I got to hang out with Brendon Small.

I was honored to have Brendon Small come down to Sam Ash NYC to sit with me and talk about the latest events in his life. From guitar camps, to success training, prototype guitars, and Galaktikon II, there was so much to learn about Brendon at this stage in his career. So, let’s have a look!

Play Times:

0:00 Band Camp
4:30 Galaktikon II/Snow Falcon Guitar
7:45 Thunder Horse Guitar
10:00 Prototype Gibson Guitar
14:00 “Nightmare” and Galaktikon II Vinyl and Comic
17:50 Brendon Small as a Thought Leader
24:42 Is writing music similar to writing comedy?
28:23 Do you write scripts to music?
30:23 Are there modern guitar players who inspire you?
33:56 What’s your recording setup like?
37:14 Being a kid and playing with toys
40:07 What would you be doing if entertainment hadn’t have worked?
43:06 How to be like Brendon. Advice on Success Training.
50:23 What’s next for Brendon?

Brendon Small: An Artist Interview

Have a goal, fail as often as possible, and don’t make an angry decision.

Brendon Small

What’s Next for Brendon?

As we learned together, Galaktikon II is out now, so be sure to grab the amazing vinyl! While you’re at it, check out the new comic that tells the story right along side the record. Keep a look out for these new prototype guitars, and be sure to keep up with Brendon on all of his social media platforms. Until next time, just remember, How the Mighty are Small.

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Dave Stutts
Dave Stutts is a native of the greater Hampton Roads area of Virginia. He received his Bachelors of Music degree in Theory & Composition from the prestigious Christopher Newport University music school. He is a music composer living and working in New York City. He specializes in orchestral/symphonic work as well as pop and digital music. His scoring work has ranged from Chamber Ensemble pieces (String Quartets/Brass Quintets), larger ensembles compositions (Wind Ensemble/Symphony Orchestra/String Orchestra), as well as short film and video game work.He is also a songwriter and a regular gigging musician in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens. He refers to his style as Pop/Rock and Blues. His musical career began when he started playing guitar at age 5. He later progressed to Bass in middle school, Drums in High School, and finally Percussion and Piano in college. When asked, he has cited Michael Giacchino, Hans Zimmer, and John Williams as his major film and video game inspirations, and John Mayer as his primary pop inspiration.