Darien Brahms

The Facts

Darien Brahms is a songwriter, singer, guitarist, and producer who holds a doctorate in US History. She has produced eight full-length albums and three EPs of original music including her Fall 2020 release of In My Dreams. In her hometown of Portland, Maine, Brahms was the six-time winner in the best vocalist/musician categories in readers’ polls in The Portland Phoenix, Casco Bay Weekly, and The Bollard newspapers from 1992-2002. After winning a Jim Beam Benefiting Emerging Artists in Music Grant in 2000, Brahms went on to become the lead actor and co-writer of the music and book for 2001 pirate musical comedy, “Mutiny Aboard the Smirnoff.” Her record, “Green Valentine,” was voted best local album of the decade in Maine in readers’ polls in The Portland Phoenix and The Bollard newspapers, 2010. She has toured throughout the United States and Europe and has collaborated, performed, and appeared with musicians, producers, and studio engineers including: Townes Van Zandt, Chris Isaak, Bob Ludwig, Adam Ayan, Sleater-Kinney, The Violent Femmes, American Music Club, Sleater-Kinney, Amy Ray, Maia Sharp, Joan Baez, Mason Jennings, Mary Gauthier, The Silos, Marc Ribot, Daniel Lanois, Warren Zevon, Bob Geldof, Cidny Bullens, Fairport Convention, Tower of Power, Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Jerry Harrison, The Butchies, Le Tigre, Amy Ray, Ben Harper, Eilen Jewell, Sebastian Steinberg, and Mackenzie and John Phillips.