Bryon Garrison is a singer and producer from West Texas. Originally born in Austin he grew up musically in the Ozarks of Missouri where he learned to play bass and performed in a bluegrass gospel group with his sisters. The Garrisons. They were featured on local TV and a PBS documentary.
As a young actor he performed several seasons with the Ozark Actors Theater both singing and playing bass in productions and later in St. Charles Missouri he performed on the Golden Rod Showboat. While in St. Louis he spent his nights performing around the Soulard District and Garrison had his first album Live in Soulard which was recorded live at Time and Judy’s.
Garrison moved to Chicago and produced his first professional album All I’ve Got Time for is Love. While there he got into the Chicago Rat Pack scene with Chicago greats like Frank Lamphere. From 2000-2008 Bryon performed in Chicago the surrounding suburbs and was well known in Rock Island.
In 2006 he founded his first theater group The National Road Showcase in Altamont, Illinois. He wrote several plays and musicals. Just Like Elvis and Buttercup Girls (later adapted for film Stiletto Kittens) being his two most notable.
He moved his company to Pana Illinois in 2008 and renamed it the Bryon Garrison Theater. This is where he moved back to his roots in country and gospel music. Fans would drive in from Decatur and even St. Louis to catch Garrison’s Chuck Wagon Shows which included formulaic comedy in the vain of Hee Haw. The show’s tag line; “A Little bit of Branson Right Next Door” It was here that he wrote the musicals Cupid’s Revenge and April’s Fool.
After three seasons, Garrison finally moved his family back to Texas settling in West Texas. He reopened the show in Alpine for two seasons in 2013.
Also in 2013 he formed Bryon Garrison and the RainMakers. Band Members include Pete Westfall on guitar, Destiny Cross on drums, Troy Labrania on Bass, Anthony Ray Wright (Multi Instrumentalist) and Al Haney on Saxaphone and Flute.
After several years of writing Garrison is looking forward to releasing his first Country Album with the Rain Makers called Black Gold. Singles will be released over the next few months with the album debut coinciding with the 2020 Bandana Fest in Fort Stockton Texas.