Friday, February 22, 2019
Michael Jerome Browne
Advance $20 / Door $25 *
“Arguably the finest acoustic blues artist in this country.” – Globe and Mail
Three-time Canadian Folk Music Award winner, Maple Blues Award winner and thirty-time nominee, Kerrville New Folk finalist, four-time Juno Award nominee in both the Roots/Traditional and Blues categories, MJB is a multi-instrumentalist, a songwriter and a living encyclopedia of American roots music.
That’s Where It’s At! is the new album on Borealis Records, available February 2019. This album focuses on the connection between blues and soul, the stripped-down accompaniment consisting only of Michael’s guitar, with drummer John McColgan on five tracks. Vocal guests include Harrison Kennedy, Roxanne Potvin and Eric Bibb. Five originals are mixed in with songs from Sam Cooke, Bobby “Blue” Bland, Al Green, and Stevie Wonder, as well as two spirituals from way back- the roots of gospel and soul.
Whether he’s gliding a slide across his national guitar, pulling his bow over the fiddle strings to play a lively Cajun waltz, or frailing away on his gourd banjo, Michael’s passion and virtuosity always shine through. In the true tradition of folk music, his performances inspire us to see the interconnections between the many cultures and influences that gave birth to American Roots Music. Gospel, Blues, Old-Time, Country, Soul and Cajun, expect to hear all of this and more from a performer who’s been called a street-smart archivist and an absolute treasure.
When he isn’t performing his own material he is in demand backing up and recording with artists such as: Eric Bibb, Jordan Officer, and Susie Arioli.
At Hugh’s Room Live, we are thrilled to host again the magnificent Michael Jerome Browne as he introduces audiences to his newest music on Friday, February 22, 2019.
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