Bryan Mullis is a Rock & Roll road warrior and a guitar toting storyteller. He and his band By Small Ruin have spent years touring the small town clubs and college campuses of the United States. Along the way, Bryan the songwriter has encountered hundreds of lives and chronicled dozens of stories. Those tales are the foundation of the By Small Ruin sound.
Regular readers of The Static Dive may recognize the names Bryan Mullis and By Small Ruin. The band has released a steady stream of singles in 2020. The tracks “All is Well” and “Crazy” have been featured here previously. Each track showcased Bryan’s formidable skills as a singer and songwriter. With well honed and road tested chops the band delivers these tales in the form of guitar driven Alternative Rock with just a hint of Southern twang.
“Feel Your Breath” is the group’s latest release. On the track they slow things down a bit for a mellow tune of two young lovers who must spend the first year of their relationship living across state lines. Strumming his acoustic guitar, Bryan shows a little bit of his Georgia roots with a slightly Country tinged harmony. A soft organ and chill bass and drum groove back him up as he sings of the anticipation and excitement the couple feels as they prepare to reunite.
The performance is nuanced and subtle. It is a beautiful song and an excellent example of this band’s depth of talent. You can hear Bryan Mullis and By Small Ruin’s “Feel Your Breath” on the Deep Indie Dive playlist. Follow the links below to connect with the band. Stay in the loop on all of their current and future releases. And I recommend digging into the rich history of their previous releases, available on all major streaming services.