In addition to his songwriting, Best is equipped with a spirit and passion that is absolutely absent in so many artists today. Almost every day there's a new Fleet Foxes or a new Burial, but the majority of these acts are flashes in the pan. Brent Best is not, and nor will he ever be. Whether it be records such as Slobberbone's Barrel Chested and Everything You Thought Was Right Was Wrong Today or The Drams' Jubilee Dive, Brent Best is slowly entering Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen territory. Just like Neil and Bruce, Brent was born with rock n' roll inside. He didn't take this route for ego and fame, and he certainly didn't do it for the money; he's done it because it's what's inside. And this spirit is something you see every single time he performs.
Brent Best has stood front-and-center for some of the greatest shows I've ever seen. And hopefully he'll be doing so for many years to come.