Conor & The Wild Hunt is a progressive Americana trio intent on inspiring positive change in a troubled world. With artful and driving instrumentation, impassioned duets, blooming three part harmonies, and a compelling stage presence, Conor & The Wild Hunt animates soulful original songs with modern takes on Americana traditions.
Aged 23, Conor Brendan has been a recording artist for over a decade. He has written and recorded over 70 songs professionally. Conor Brendan performed at Boulder Theatre with Trevor Hall, Nahko, Wookiefoot, Earth Guardians, and Tubby Love. He has also performed at other major venues such as World Café Live, Rams Head Live, Rams Head On Stage, The 8x10, Gordon Center Theater, Metro Gallery, Mercury Lounge, Rockwood Music Hall, The Bitter End, Oregon Ridge Amphitheater, The Cabooze, Headquarters Live, and the Altamont Theater, among others. One of his songs was placed in the show ‘Forever’. Conor is a water protector who spent a month on the front lines of Standing Rock, and performed in multiple concerts to support the Sioux Nation, solo and accompanying Peter Yarrow and other artists.
Conor & The Wild Hunt are preparing to release a full length album in May!
Ken Roseman (Music Reviewer at 'Sing Out!')
"Energetic folk-ish pop-rock with strong main melodies and catchy choruses. Great lead and harmony vocals; passionate lyrics about personal and societal matters. I guarantee we will be hearing more from this crew."
Will Ackerman (Founder of Windham Hill Records)
“[Garden State] has now played 30 times… the instrumental chorus to set up the vocal again is just insanely brilliant… The lyrics of the song are so brilliant, personal, unique… the local voices, the makeshift bed… I'm off to Glacier Ntl. Park for some climbing and hiking and Conor's will be one of the 3 CDs I plan to bring along.”
Normand Parenteau (Manager of Old Crow Medicine Show)
"I listened to Conor's CD and was very impressed with his songwriting and vocals. His version of "Wagon Wheel" has grown on me. It might be a hit record."
Professor Steven McAlpine (Interdisciplinary Studies at UMBC)
"As Conor's song "Creation of the Universe" illuminates, stories begin in wonder. We behold something incredibly powerful and awe inspiring - lightning splitting the air near to us, or a shooting star lighting up the night sky - and suddenly our lives are filled with delicious mystery, latent power, and beauty. [Creation of the Universe] captures these emotions so beautifully... sparkling harmonies and melodies, instrumentation and archetypal lyrics.".