B.R. Mackie

Australian-born, Brooklyn-based songwriter Ben R. Mackie “mixes folk and country inspired sounds with a distinctively Melbournian soul” (Beat Magazine) to create a 70’s-mid-fi-pop filtered amalgamation of modern Americana-psychedelia.

Over the past few years Mackie has taken home some of Australia’s finest music prizes; including the country’s largest alternative radio station Triple J’sUnearthed competition with the group The Polites.

Since relocating to New York CIty in 2014, Mackie has brought his one-man show to many of the cities top venues; with showcases at Mercury Lounge, Rockwood Music Hall and the 2015 CMJ Music Marathon just a few of the highlights.

Australian-born, Brooklyn-based songwriter B.R.Mackie “mixes folk and country inspired sounds with a distinctively Melbournian soul” (Australia's Beat Magazine) to create a 70’s lo-fi, pop-filtered amalgamation of modern Americana-psychedelia.

In the past year, Mackie has shared the stage with some of worlds finest acts; including Father John Misty, Brian WilsonPatti SmithConor OberstThe Felice BrothersAlabama ShakesElvis CostelloRyan AdamsJulien Baker and Eagles Of Death Metal, as well as playing festivals throughout North America; such as the highly acclaimed 2016 Newport Folk Festival, Brooklyn's Northside Festival 2016, the 2015 CMJ Music Marathon and Canadian Music Week 2016 in Toronto.

2016 also saw the release of Mackie's debut solo album In Folkedelic Country. Recorded in Brooklyn and mastered by Josh Bonati (Mac DemarcoSufjan Stevens, Tallest Man On Earth), Mackie describes the record as a "stream-of-conscience love letter to the United States". 

To top off an amazing year, B.R.Mackie recently returned to the studio with David Minehan of The Replacements to record a follow up EP that will be available in the coming months…