I am Brian Howell and I am the bass player for The Pollen Collective. As mentioned in the band biography, my musical roots are in punk rock and hardcore. I played in a couple of fairly known bands of that genre: Triggerman and No For An Answer, both out of Orange County, CA, in the late 1980s to early 1990s. I have been fortunate enough to have played with bands like The Offspring, Pennywise, Rage Against the Machine, Guttermouth, and Sensfield just to name a few. Having a background in that genre of music has made playing Americana/Folk type music very interesting, to say the least! It’s nice to finally play music my mom and dad can come to enjoy, hahaha! I truly enjoy what I am doing now, I feel like this is my best life as a musician. We have played close to two hundred gigs in three years. I get so much joy out of the music and people’s reactions to it.