Born and raised in Los Angeles, Briget got an early start in music singing backup for her mother Karen Tobin. As a teenager, she was ushered into the film and television world with her first professional experience working in Hollywood's film scoring studios alongside her legendary recording engineer father Tim Boyle. She served as his second engineer for Starship Troopers, Animaniacs, Money Talks and more. She picked up the guitar in her early teens and began writing songs right away. After high school she studied Music Performance and Composition at the College of Santa Fe in New Mexico. It was here that she discovered the rich traditional folk music of the Balkans and quickly became a student of the voice and of traditional singing styles. This study led her to many years of performing with Kitka Women’s Vocal Ensemble, Brass Menažeri Balkan Brass Band, and True Life Trio.
In 2014, she turned back toward her original music and recorded her first solo album, The Parts Interior. Her second solo album, The Next Line was released in late 2018. The record was hailed as a “fascinating and gripping listen” by Gabriel Aikins of Substream Magazine.
Briget is currently writing up a storm and preparing for a few new and very exciting projects. Join the email list to follow along on the adventure!
True Life Trio
True Life Trio Briget co-founded TLT in 2010. The group has enchanted audiences all across the West. Their concerts take audiences on a borderless journey through the villages of Ukraine, the mountains of Bulgaria and Louisiana’s Cajun country, demonstrating the beauty, power and diversity of vocally driven folk music from Eastern Europe and North America. TLT honors these traditions while adding their own unique spin via innovative arrangements and folk-inspired compositions. The trio’s fiery and supple vocals bridge musical worlds and deliver them right to the listeners’ ears.
Kitka is an American women’s vocal arts ensemble inspired by traditional songs and vocal techniques from Eastern Europe and Eurasia. Kitka began as a grassroots group of amateur singers from diverse ethnic and musical backgrounds who shared a passion for the stunning dissonances, asymmetric rhythms, intricate ornamentation, and resonant strength of traditional Eastern European women’s vocal music. The group has evolved into an award-winning professional touring ensemble known for its artistry, versatility, and mastery of the demanding techniques of regional vocal styling.
Waxsimile Productions is a record label and production company operating out of the SF Bay Area. The mission to uplift the voices of diverse independent artists through equitable recording contracts, hands-on career support, and project development assistance. Waxsimile’s catalogue embraces singer-songwriters, vocal groups, instrumental improvisation, world music, and even genre-bending collaborations like underground hip-hop mixed with a Balkan brass band. In 2021, Waxsimile partnered with six queer independent artist to for the Wax Collective. Their first compilation is available on Bandcamp.
The Wax Collective is a group of musicians coming together to do something special. We are a group of queer artists supporting each other in our endeavor to create and thrive off of our creations through sync licensing, song publishing, producing, distribution, and other creations. We also share a belief that the status quo of the current music business model is unsustainable for independent artists. Therefore, we are daring to do it differently. We want to be like water, to flow easily and quench the thirst of our community. To put forth a host of creations, primarily music, for the good of all. We ultimately want to use music to enhance the human experience.