Rick Huffman, Brant Christopher Menswar and Jeffrey Todd Keel.
Big Kettle Drum is an honest, hard-working Americana band that has fought through adversity to release its highly anticipated 2013 EP entitled “Nantucket Circle.” The band has been dealing with the harsh recovery from a bone marrow transplant of front man, Brant Menswar’s young son, Theo. He was diagnosed with a rare blood cancer called Myleodysplastic Syndrome.
The same disease that Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts found herself facing last year. When it came time to put these raw emotions into the new record, the band called on good friend and chart-topping songwriter Marty Dodson.
“The emotional burden that you carry during a process like this is enormous. We didn’t want to write a depressing record.” says Menswar, “We asked Marty to help us focus the emotions and make them relatable without being overwhelming.” What they ended up with is a passionate glimpse into real life. From unfulfilled wishes to facing mortality to “living off of prayers and favors,”Nantucket Circle brings each listener on a soulful heartfelt ride to the crossroads of Hope and Despair. Big Kettle Drum is Brant Menswar on lead vocals and acoustic guitar and JT Keel on slide resonator guitar, banjo and mandolin.
1 Mr. Wishing Well
2 Old Yellow School Bus
3 Since I Was Young
4 Holding Me Up
6 Walking By Your Side
Nov 02 Doyle's Cedar Hill Murphy, NC
Nov 03 Grace Ministries Church Lockbourne, OH
Nov 06 Hideaway Saloon Louisville, KY
Nov 07 Be Here Now Muncie, IN
Nov 08 The 86 Club Cincinnati, OH
Nov 09 Cheapside Bar & Grill Lexington, KY
Nov 10 Bexley United Methodist Church Bexley, OH
Nov 12 Two Old Hippies Nashville, TN