What People are Saying About Me

I’ve worked with Bryan since 2007, at first as a producer and recording engineer and then as a player in my band. He is extremely talented in both fields. His ear for arrangement is tasteful and unique. Being a multi-instrumentalist, he brings a lot to the table as both a session and live player. His vocal harmony work is also stellar. I envision working with Bryan for the rest of my career. – Emma Hill

I’ve been playing music with Bryan for nine years, and I can say without hesitation that his professionalism and craft are second to none. Whether collaborating on songwriting, writing melodies, producing recording sessions, mixing complicated arrangements, or touring and playing live every night, Bryan raises the level of everyone around him with his professional attitude and great sense of humor. – Brian Rozendal, Small Souls

Bryan Daste is the consummate professional musician. He played pedal steel and dobro on our most recent recording project, and we are beyond thrilled with his performance. He is a highly skilled player who not only has an intuitive feel for the music he is playing, but he is also a great collaborator. Bryan is fun and easy to work with. I can’t recommend him highly enough! – Maria Francis, Silver Lake 66

I have worked with Bryan as engineer, steel and dobro session player and live steel player. I absolutely love what he brings to the session. It is like he read my mind, but better. He is always prepared, shows up without ego, and is super easy to work with. – Jeff Overbo, Silver Lake 66


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Bryan Daste is the Swiss Army knife of musicians, excelling in every avenue he chooses, whether it be arranging, producing, engineering or simply playing any instrument he has in his arsenal. Musicianship and taste can be hard to find in even the most learned of players. This is definitely NOT a problem for Bryan Daste. He truly is a stellar human both on and off the stage. – Blaine Heinonen, Pretty Gritty

I have had the pleasure of working with Bryan for over two years. Both in the studio and on gigs. He is truly a master at his crafts and he’s very easy to work with. Bryan is basically the poster child for integrity and professionalism. He has always been 100% reliable and never fails to make our music more compelling! – Sarah Wolff, Pretty Gritty

I have worked with Bryan over the last three albums that I recorded. He recorded pedal steel, standup bass, and banjo for me. What can I say about Bryan? He is as good as it gets. Great chops, excellent equipment, and superb taste. He has got the goods to play with the best (not talking about myself now) and well deserves it. No attitude. No ego. Will use his services again and again. – Felix Melamed, Russian Solution

Bryan exudes confidence and poise in all his endeavors, while being completely devoid of conceit or cockiness. In short, he’s a good man and rock solid musician! – Tom Walker, Dream Tree Studios NW

Portland’s resident pedal steel wizard. – Joseph McSpadden, The Flame Still Burns
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