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Brandon Cook & Jeff Buehner

The Loyal Order first hatched as a studio project several years ago in Portland, when Jeff Buehner was approached to write a theme song for a regional outdoor hunting reality show.  He reached out to guitarist Brandon Cook for a heavy riff, and the result was a song called Off the Grid (Superhuman).  It aired regionally in the Pacific NW for two seasons.

A bassist by trade, singing is a new beginning for Jeff.  The songs were originally crafted with a different vocalist in mind, but after laying scratch tracks for the first few songs, the producer convinced him to lay the final tracks himself.   

From this songwriting partnership between Buehner and Cook, the songs began to flow. They soon approached Producer Rob Daiker at The Commune in Portland, Oregon, who has crafted major label releases with Slowrush, The Dan Reed Network, and Royal Bliss.

"Ready For Dead" was originally released independently in 2019 as a single and music video (Bühner Media/Von Artists/The Orchard) and rang up 50,000 Facebook views in it’s first six weeks and now sits with over 200,000 views. With the expertise of Thom Hazaert (EMP Label Group), the band is now positioned to hit the airwaves and tour nationally, re-releasing the single to radio.


Brandon Cook of The Loyal Order

When I was preparing for my conversation with Brandon Cook I found his name tied to many musical ventures, particularly a band called Black N Blue. It's a band I know really well from my high school days, and a band that Brandon has played with for about seven years now. What I did not know is that he has played with The Loyal Order even longer than that.

In the following conversation, you're going to hear an intelligent and hungry guitar player talk about how and when The Loyal Order came together and his passion for what he creates. Brandon is a confident yet humble guy that's living the life that he wants to live. Hear the passion in his voice as he prepares to unleash a new album on the world. Hear him talk about the music he's currently got stashed in his car. Hear him talk about the person who has had the largest impact on him as a guitar player. Hear about his dreams for the future. And best of all, hear the infectious excitement in his voice.

Click the play button below and meet one of the good guys, Brandon Cook. 

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