Take the dynamics of a 60’s San Fran rock act, add a Muscle Shoals-inspired rhythm section, sprinkle in some quirky jokes and storytelling, and you have Citizen Badger. Comprised of four Florida men with diverse backgrounds, Citizen Badger performs music that is both fun and introspective. They have one full album under their belts and have performed their original music and surprisingly eclectic covers at a variety of venues all over Florida including Sarbez in St Augustine, downtown Fort Myers, and even Meyer Amphitheater in their hometown of West Palm Beach. They are currently arranging new material and anticipate the release of their next single, ‘I’m not mad, just disappointed’, in May of 2019.
The band is fronted by Daylen Brinkley, the primary songwriter and singer/guitarist. He’s a family man on a mission to create art that leaves a lasting legacy. He partnered with Mike Francoeur on drums and Jonathon McGrath on bass to launch the band in Fall 2017. They immediately hit it off jamming on some original songs Daylen had written. After extensive rehearsal and quite a few local shows they began finding their sound and wrote, arranged, and recorded their first full length self-titled album in May 2018. Soon after they began craving a larger sound and enlisted the help of Jeremy Lampinen, a multi-instrumental musical wizard, who joined the band in the Fall. Citizen Badger is now actively exploring new sonic territory and creating new experiences from the studio and stage through 2019 and beyond.