IMC's Brian Pearson
Growing up in a talented, musical family, Brian Pearson was constantly surrounded by different types of music. His father, uncles and cousins have been full-time musicians with various bands that played both the national and Chicago scene for years. Both of his parents exposed him to a wealth of music as a child, all of which influenced his development. Music is literally in his genes.
After realizing at a very early age that working in the music field was his main goal, Brian began to focus his talent working in radio, providing musical programming direction to stations in the Chicago market. With Blues and Jazz as his forte, he hosted several well-known shows that pulled-in large audiences. It was during this time that he was able to make acquaintances with artists such as Stevie Ray Vaughan, Buddy Guy, Robben Ford, Al Jarreau, Larry Carlton, Delbert McClinton, and many more. A declining demand for radio has led to staging concerts with up-and-coming artists like Susan Tedeschi, Peter Mayer, Ben Taylor, Doyle Bramhall Jr., Tommy Castro and Coco Montoya. Brian found himself writing for music publications like Relix, The Reader, Blues Revue and The Midwest Beat. Today, he runs Deacon Grooves Media, promoting artists that need to be heard.
IMC welcomes Brian Pearson.