Brian Franklin was born into a musical family. His brother, Paul Jr., is a world-renowned pedal steel guitarist and his dad, Paul Sr., designed Franklin Steel Guitars. Brian began guitar lessons at the age of 13, and has been on tour with various bands and artists since graduating high school at 17.
Some of the acts he has traveled with include: The Kendalls, Mark Collie, Shenandoah, Alan Jackson and, most recently, Brian spent 17 years as lead guitarist backing up “The Gambler” Kenny Rogers.
Brian is thankful for all that music has brought to his life, and feels that he has "… been blessed to be able to make a living playing music while seeing much of the world, performing alongside many talented musicians, singers and drummers." Brian now enjoys touring with 7 Bridges, whom he describes as a “fun and talented group of guys.”
When he's not on tour with 7 Bridges, Brian enjoys spending quality time with his wife, Rosie, and son, Noah.
Also, as a natural athlete Brian thinks fitness is important. Therefore, he tries to find time to keep his tetherball, air hockey and hopscotch skills sharp, along with carrying his guitar rig to shows and recording sessions... (He’s also the jokester of the band!)