About Brittany

Queer indie Americana artist

Brittany Ann Tranbaugh (pronounced TRAN-baw) is an award-winning singer/songwriter based in Philadelphia, PA. Originally from the Lehigh Valley area in PA, she kicked off her music career as a teenager playing at Godfrey Daniels, one of the country’s only remaining bona fide folk listening rooms. She has since performed all over the US and Canada in theaters, living rooms, basements, bars, coffee shops, backyards, and on festival stages including Firefly and Philly Folk Fest. Accolades include a 2021 Grand Prize in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest for her song "Kiss You" and finalist spots in the Gems in the Rough, Kerrville New Folk, LEAF NewSong, and Falcon Ridge Emerging Artists competitions. In April 2022, she debuted an EP entitled “Quarter Life Crisis Haircut,” her first official release in over a decade. In this new batch of memorable and thoughtfully crafted songs, she tackles a wide range of topics including her sixth grade queer awakening, an awkward run-in with an old acquaintance, and the impossibility of true folk music authenticity in this day and age. At times witty and sarcastic, at other times heartbreaking and raw, the EP undoubtedly showcases Tranbaugh’s finest work to date.

Her energetic live shows feature veteran Philly musicians Joe Plowman (bass), Adam Shumski (drums), and Kevin Brosky (guitar).

Header photo by Will Drinker. Bio photo by Adam Atkinson.



EP out NOW!!! Plus, a glowing review from WXPN! 

Hi everyone, I'm truly thrilled to announce that my EP "Quarter Life Crisis Haircut" is finally here! Listen now on bandcamp, Spotify, Soundcloud, or virtually anywhere else music can be streamed or purchased online! The EP was produced, recorded, mixed, and mastered by Jackson Emmer at Diamond Ranch Records in Carbondale, CO. Featuring Nicole Patrick on drums and Jackson Emmer on electric guitar, bass, harmonica, background vocals, and synth organ. Artwork by Lauren Beauchner

Yesterday, my personal…

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New single OUT NOW, EP release shows, Tiny Desk submission video! 

Hey there, 

I'll keep this post short and sweet. My dual single "Quarter Life Crisis Haircut / Kiss You" is here! This is my first official release in over a decade and I am sincerely thrilled to share it with you. I hope these two songs resonate with you enough that you want to share them with friends and listen to them when you need a pick-me-up. I hope that they might become a part of your life in some small but precious way. 

Huge thanks to my dear friend Jackson Emmer for…

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