Brian Szuch is an architect by profession. He started playing guitar at the age of 8,
and joined the Cleveland band Element when he was 13. While attending Ohio State,
he was a member of a Van Halen cover band, and composed and recorded music for a
number of student film projects. He performed for 3 seasons with Playback Columbus,
an improvisational theater group, as their guitarist/keyboardist, and along with Pat and Renilda, founded Loosely Strung, an eclectic bluegrass-based band. His musical influences include: Toto, Little Feat, Brent Mason, Michael Landau, Bryan Sutton, and Jerry Douglas.