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Well...that sucked! 

2020.... Damn, that was a hell of a year. Like most musicians, 2020 hit me hard. I was riding a pretty good wave in 2019 and it all came crashing down. But 2021 is definitely looking up.

All of us musicians have a lot of rebuilding to do. And none of us can do it without your help. So find ways to help your favorite musicians. Host house concerts, go see live music if it's safe, buy merch, donate.

We're all desperate to get back to making music for you. Together, we can make that a reality sooner than later!

New Year, New Name, New Music 

"Wait...I thought you were Scarftough." I hear ya. I was. But times are changing and I'm changing with them. Starting in 2018, I'll be writing and performing under the name on my birth certificate. I have a whole bunch of reasons for the change, chief among them is that the stage name seems to confuse the hell out of people now that I'm predominantly a solo performer.

What does this mean for you? Mostly, you'll need to update some links. My Facebook page is now here: (Hey, like me while you're there, will ya?) My Patreon page is here: (You should support my project. Trust me, this is going to be a cool year.) And my new website is here:

I have some cool stuff in the pipeline for you this year. I'm well on my way to releasing a new album. Expect that in May. It's going to be a good one! I'll continue to release new music each month to my Patreon patrons. I'm incredibly grateful for the support my patrons have given me in 2017. Their support is directly related to my upcoming album release. Be a part of my story and join my Patreon team today!

You can also help me with one of my biggest goals for 2018. I'm going to play a whole bunch of house concerts and I want to play for you! If you're not familiar with house concerts, you can learn more about them here. Contact me today and let me know if you'd like me to play a house concert for you, your family, neighbors, and friends.

Thanks for your encouragement and support in 2017 and I'm looking forward to making more great music for you in 2018!


Previous events

Date Event Location
 —  — Brian Sabel with the Stray Gators Evelyn Avenue Dis-Dancing Evelyn Avenue Dis-Dancing
 —  — Music Knight w/ Brian Sabel The Memphis Chess Club, Memphis The Memphis Chess Club, Memphis
 —  — Semi-Average Joe and Brian Sabel at the Tin Roof Memphis Tin Roof Memphis, Memphis Tin Roof Memphis, Memphis
Cooper-Young Porch Fest Chez Sabel, Memphis Chez Sabel, Memphis
 —  — Music at the Farmers Market Memphis Farmers Market, Memphis, TN Memphis Farmers Market, Memphis, TN
 —  — South Main Sounds Songwriter Night #98 South Main Sounds, Memphis, TN South Main Sounds, Memphis, TN
 —  — Brian Sabel Solo Acoustic The Vault on GE Patterson, Memphis, TN The Vault on GE Patterson, Memphis, TN
 —  — Brian Sabel Solo Acoustic Sunrise Memphis, Memphis, TN Sunrise Memphis, Memphis, TN
 —  — Private House Concert Iowa City, IA Iowa City, IA
 —  — Jazz at Augustana-Regent Minneapolis, MN Minneapolis, MN
 —  — Brian Sabel at the Night Owl Night Owl Pub, Lincoln, NE Night Owl Pub, Lincoln, NE
Private event  
Private house concert