Clint Bracher grew up in San Antonio, Texas, with his parents Paul and Laurie and younger sister Whitney. He started playing music in 5th grade when his mom decided he should take piano lessons after school once a week. Although he will tell you he didn’t like it at the time, it really created for him a curiosity in music. In 8th grade he gave up the piano to pull his dad’s old classical guitar out of the closet. His dad showed him the four chords to “House of the Rising Sun,” and “I pretty much taught myself how to play from there.”
Clint graduated from San Antonio Christian High School in 2002 and moved on to Texas A&M University in College Station, where he soon joined the Fraternity of Phi Gamma Delta and began playing music with his dorm roommate Nathan Rigney. “Playing in College Station was always pretty fun because no matter the size of the crowd, you knew at least 15 of your buddies would be there to watch you play. I grew up a whole lot musically at school with the people I ran around with, the girls I dated, and the parties I went to.” Clint graduated from Texas A&M in the summer of 2006.
“In my spare time I enjoy going to the coast with my family or a group of buddies and go fish for a few days, and if I’m not fishing I like to go out to the ranch and get away for a while. I like to keep busy but at the same time I like to keep my life as simple as possible.
My favorite thing about playing music and especially about playing with Emory Quinn is that it’s just fun to do. It’s just a group of laid back guys who love to play music. To me, the music we write and play is a blend of what we think sounds good. Artists you will always find playing in my car are Robert Earl Keen, Josh Ritter, Ryan Bingham, James McMurtry, The Band and Townes Van Zandt just to name a few. It’s really cool to write music that people can relate to and enjoy. I think that’s one of the main goals that every band should have…to make music that allows people to forget about everything else for a while. Every song you write should bring out some kind of emotion in people. That emotion could be them rolling down their windows, turning up the radio and smiling from ear to ear while they sing along, or that emotion could be that they could sit down and really listening and reflecting on what a certain song might mean to them personally. The two main things that Emory Quinn does for me is that one, it allows me to share the talent and ability that God has given me with everyone else, and two, I get to travel around with an elite group of people and have the time of my life.”