In 2008 Kat Arrants and Kara-Lynn Petrucci were jamming at a house party when a friend offered them a show. After brief intuitive deliberation the name of the band was agreed upon. The Definition of “brief Awakening”: (1.) Momentary enlightenment; (2.) A happy fleeting sensation; (3.) Transient euphoria; (4.) An ephemeral physical and mental experience of interconnection; (5.) A tree of soulful song birds swaying in an indie breeze but rooted in folk & rock;(6.) A duo featuring mandolin, guitar, piano, and liquid harmonies.
Between 2008 and the end of 2012 brief Awakening’s sound was in a constant state of delightful flux. In 2009, Beck Goguen entered the scene adding a unique blending of melodic and bouncy bass lines. Then in 2010, Abi Harper and her magical tambourine danced onto the stage producing a funky sprinkle of rhythm. In 2011, Billy Leva joined the band offering incredibly dynamic, jazzy, and deliberate drum kit. brief Awakening cascaded into the New England music scene playing numerous venues and festivals such as The Middle East, TT The Bears, The Burren, Wake Up the Earth Festival, The JP Music Fest and many more.*
In July 2012, Brief Awakening released their first full length album, “Cardinal Signs” to a packed house at Boston’s The Lily Pad club. The album offers listeners the blissfully melodic, complex song-writing, tight harmonies, and grounding rhythmic force that Brief Awakening is known for. Towards the end of 2012 with the imminent departure of Kat and Kara (journeying to Asheville, NC) the band was motivated to record “Twisted Tree” an EP featuring new songs which will be released in early summer 2013.
Brief Awakening’s melodic and uplifting sound has been featured on independent and college radio stations including Salem State Radio and Unregular Radio. Boston magazines; The Noise and The Weekly Dig have positively reviewed Brief Awakening’s performances describing their music as, “energetic, positive and driven with substantial depth behind each note and chord”(Emily Smith The Noise). The band’s mission is to create authentic connections and meaningfully shared experiences through the power of their music. Although it was difficult for Kara and Kat to abandon the rest of the band in Boston to migrate to the Southern lands, brief Awakening’s roots are nurtured by the simplicity and honesty of performing and composing as a duo. Creating music and visual art is as much a passion as it is an obsession.
Meet the Band Members:
Kat Arrants (song-writer & booking manager): Keys, Synth, Kalimba, and lead and harmony vox
Kara-Lynn Petrucci (song-writer & visual marketing): Mandolin, Acoustic guitar, Bass, lead and harmony vox.
Hope Lucktenburg: violin
Beck Goguen: Bass, vox
Billy Leva( recording artist): drum kit, hype man
Abi Harper: Tambourine, dance energy
* For a full listing of brief Awakening’s past performances and venues see PAST SHOWS
** For Booking please contact Kat Arrants at email@example.com
brief Awakening’s tracks