Briar Rose


We Are Briar Rose


Based out of Louisville, Kentucky.

Briar Rose is made up of a diverse cast of artists, brought together with the singular vision of making music that is good for the soul. Their sound is formed from an organic, groove-based, blend of styles- with storytelling at the forefront of each tune. Since forming in the Late Spring of 2018, Briar Rose has met the Local music scene with success- booking venues such as the Red Herring Cocktail Lounge, Nouvelle Bar and Bottle, as well as Angel's Envy Distillery. (Check the Upcoming Events Section for more details). Briar Rose is currently writing their first original album, as well as planning their first tour.

Nala Kathleen: Band Leader and Vocalist

Joe Gomez: Acoustic and Electric Guitar

Mathew Mozzoni: Electric Guitar and Bass

Jason Sturgill: Electric Bass and Upright

Brehnan Miller: Drums and Percussion


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Featured Artists

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Nala Kathleen, Vocalist

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Joe Gomez, Lead GuitarIst


A native of Louisville, Kentucky, Joe Gomez has had an opportunity to play various gigs and private events around the city. You may have seen him performing at Decca, The Pendennis Club, The Bards Town, Nirvana, Time And Space, The Homemade Ice Cream & Pie Kitchen, 211 Clover, Varanese, The Red Herring, and Jimmy Can't Dance. Outside of being the Lead Guitarist for “Briar Rose”, Joe currently plays with; The Joe Gomez trio (J3 trio), The John Smart Quartet, and the Falls City Drifters. He also has more than six years experience as a Band Leader, organizing groups with a blend of all types of music- Bebop, Latin, Rock, Funk, and Blues. 


Joe Gomez's passion for music extends to teaching music and the guitar. With over five years experience as an private instructor, Gomez can cover topics various topics- reading music, song writing techniques, guitar techniques, setting up routines, as well as soloing ideas. 

Guitar/Music Theory Instructor: Through "Central Music" in Louisville, KY

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Mathew Mozzoni,

Lead Bassist


Mathew Mozzoni is a guitarist, bassist, composer, and music educator based out of Louisville, Kentucky. You can see him in any number of local and regional venues, in a variety of projects including jazz combos, theater pit orchestras, party bands, and solo guitar performances.  Mozzoni specialises in jazz guitar and bass, however, he has a vast experience playing a variety of styles including blues, jazz, rock, pop, funk, and anything in between.


Mozzoni is a private music instructor at Mom’s Music in Louisville, Kentucky. He offers private courses teaching guitar, bass, and music theory.  In addition to teaching private lessons, Mozzoni also is the lead instructor and organizer of the "Jazz School Program" for Mom's Music.



Email: or Call @ (479)644- 6343



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Brehnan Miller, Percussion


It was the months before Christmas of ‘97 that Brehnan realized, at the age of 8, that he wanted to be a professional drummer someday. Fast-forward many years later—through countless hours of practice and performance—to today and you’ll find him continuing in that pursuit, though he’s broadened his desire to become not just a drummer, but a musician. He’s a graduate of the Jamie Aebersold Jazz Studies Program at the University of Louisville, where he was under the tutelage of some of the finest musicians in the region.


Over the years he’s worked with many different groups in varied styles, from Americana to fusion jazz, prog rock to top 40. At this time he’s working on a multitude of projects, all of which are uniquely original, and to which he contributes his own compositions. When not performing, Brehnan teaches private lessons at Kentucky Country Day School and will soon launch a private lesson platform online in order to teach students around the world. Other areas of interest include recording and mixing music, shooting and editing video, reading, thinking, cooking, and generally enjoying life.


Email: or Call @ 859-661-4077