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Singer takes the stage in Iowa Hall

By Jeff Sigmund
On November 13, 2018

Kirkwood Student Life brought back Recording Artist/Novelist/Songwriter Brett Wiscons for a second time. He performed on Oct. 30 in Iowa Hall. 

Wiscons said he is no stranger to performing with an average of 200+ performances a year. He has been on stage with some big-name singers such as Darius Rucker, Zac Brown Band, Katy Perry, Big Head Todd & the Monsters and many more according to his website, brettwiscons.com. 

The last big name was Leann Rimes who he opened for on Oct. 3. Wiscons said his biggest influence has been, “Hootie, definitely Hootie, Darius Rucker love that sound.” 

Wiscons said to prepare for college performances he includes newer music.  “I try to learn a few recent popular songs and put my twist on them, that way the students can recognize the songs,” he said. 

In addition to music, Wiscons is also a novelist. “I have written three private detective novels with a fourth one coming.” The series is called The Bear Whitman series. 

After leaving the Kirkwood stage Wiscons said he has a long list of engagements reaching into 2019. As he took the stage in Iowa Hall and announced to the crowd. “You heard it here first and before any one else I am opening for Kellie Pickler.” 

Brett Wiscons performs in Iowa Hall on Oct. 30. PHOTO BY JEFF SIGMUND.

 

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