During his high school years in San Jose, California, Brian met Jeff Carlson and Chris Manak (aka, Peanut Butter Wolf) and formed the underground rock group, The Electra. Signed to Epithet/Americanon Records, The Electra recorded only one album, USAmerica, but went on to influence other musicians through the continued musical work of Chris Manak and Jeff Carlson’s Stone’s Throw Records.
After leaving The Electra, Brian attended college and formed two other local bands, Canterbury (1992—1995) and Widow’s Mite (1995—2000). Widow’s Mite was signed to the music label Hope Records, owned and operated by Rick Wakeman of the influential rock group, Yes.
Brian Nixon graduated from California State University, Stanislaus,with a B.A in Liberal Studies Trinity Seminary with an M.A in Religious Education, St. Alcuin House with a D. Phil. in Christian Education , and is a Fellow at Oxford Graduate School.
He now "teaches" Church History in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA.