Hey Yinz Guys!

Bryan has been making music in Western Pennsylvania since 1997.  He ties his unique appreciation for a diversity of styles to his work; a work that has elements of classic Country, Appalachian roots, Alt Country, Americana, Political, Traditional and Protest Folk. Saying his first love is and will always be punk rock, its obvious to the initiated that he delivers a punk rock sense of passion into his work. He is Union Ironworker, Arborist and  musician. This combination fuels him, and his lyrics, with a firm sense of blue collar pragmatism. One part Prine, two parts Guthrie, a dash of Cash, a drop of Strummer, and garnished with Branan; Bryan's songs run the gambit from introspective to downright silly. Bred in Pittsburgh- his self proclaimed style "Coal Dust Country, Rustbelt Rock and Soul, Rhythm and Booze"  typifies this diverse mix but also showcases a witty, impassioned and edgy Steel Town Troubadour.

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New Full Length Album 

I have been in the studio working on what will be my first full length album, "The Opener". Initial tracks are very promising and I am really excited to keep working on it. Got a few surprises in store for yinz guys as well. I'll keep you posted. Not playing too many shows right now, but preparing for the big push and shows that come after a release. Thanks folks!

Jan 2017 Updates- New Album in the works 

I assembled a great group of musicians to be the bed rock of tracks for my first LP The Opener. We begin rehearsals in a few days and I can't wait to get cracking. New shows just updated, keep an eye out for more shows in and outside of the Pittsburgh area. Thanks yinz guys, stay tuned!

Rhythm and Booze 

Hey Yinz Guys, I am really excited to announce the release of my third EP "Rhythm and Booze". The release show on April 29th at Spirit will be the culmination of many months of recording and producing. This is my favorite work so far and I had the pleasure of working with some amazing artists. Check out the Soundcloud like above for some unmastered cuts and come out if you can on the 29th. I'll be joined by Paul Luc, the Armadillo's and Chet Vincent and the Big Bend!

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Distruct orecords
Bryan McQuaid is the founder and primary artist of Distruct-O Records.
Get it done while you still can, the Robots are coming!

Founded in Pittsburgh
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*cover photo by Carson Camp at Basecamp Photography, damn sight cropped the watermark off!