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Spring Newsflash

June 5, 2018 Comments Off General
Hey friends,
Lots of news to share.

First of all, a couple upcoming shows I’d love to invite you to:

NYC – Rockwood. Stage 3. Tuesday. June 12. 7:00 pm. I am honored to be one of the artists featured on WFUV’s John Platt’s On Your Radar series. I’ll be sharing the stage with Anna/Kate Band and Greg Klyma. Tickets are $15. I will be joined by Kate Fenner, Tony Scherr and Kenny Wollesen. Can’t wait.

Here’s more info & the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/399042700577717/

June 14-17 - 2nd Annual Wolfe Island Garden Party. Music. Art. Agriculture! 

Music from myself, Jenny Whiteley, Joey Wright, David Corley, Suzanne Jarvie, Hadley McCall Thackston, the Stephen Stanley Band, One River, Luther Wright & more will take place over four days, coinciding with panels and events to deepen our appreciation for nature, celebrate the agriculturalists in our midst and raise awareness about the future of food.

Weekend passes can be purchased for $20 (or Pay What You Can) and children free. Wristbands are available for advance purchase at the Wolfe Island Tourist Information Centre or during the event at all music venues.  

Secondly, I am extremely grateful for all of the excellent ongoing features about the Pros and Cons program, and all of the records produced on Wolfe Island. Here’s a few (in case ya missed them)!:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/kitchener-waterloo/women-inmates-grand-valley-institution-prison-music-album-1.4572491
https://nowtoronto.com/music/features/wolfe-island-records/
http://canadianbeats.ca/2018/04/30/10-must-see-musicians-during-canadian-music-week/

Finally, I hope you’ll help me spread the love across the world for my new official video for “Love, The World”, directed by Sean Michael Turrell: youtu.be/bF8RHQ3UH54  

So appreciative of all of your support & hope to see you at the June gigs in NYC and/or on Wolfe Island.
LOVE PEACE AND BLESSINGS 

You can listen to or gift Pacem on bandcamp:
https://hughchristopherbrown.bandcamp.com/releases

Or on Itunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/pacem/1315078583

Buy the physical CD here: https://wolfeislandrecords.com/shop/pacem/


Kind words about Pacem:

“There’s a lot about this record that reminds me of Van Morrison, the deep spirituality and the fluid jazz notes being the foremost. Brown has a range of talents and founded a program to introduce music to prisons. He’s a fearless artist.” Americana UK

“Pacem is one of those albums that works on the listener from the inside out. The more I listen, the more I am astonished by its depth and intricacy. ..masterfully constructed songs, stream of consciousness epic ballads, and a piano instrumental where Brown gently demonstrates his virtuoso talents and interpretive depth.” Ira Israel, Huffington Post

““Pacem” is more than just a record; it is a living, breathing experience.” Great Dark Wonder


“A cathartic, vulnerable piece of work, Pacem brings feelings of serenity and introspection to the listener.” Canadian Beats


“It’s the most musically diverse collection Brown has ever put out, and it’s a welcome return from a songwriter who has a lot to give.”  Michael Barclay, Radio Free Canuckistan

“As one of Canada’s consummate musicians over the past three decades, Hugh Christopher Brown has always tapped into the spiritual healing power of song…It’s the kind of soul music few artists outside of, say, Van Morrison, ever attempt…” Jason Schneider FYI Music News

“Hugh Christopher “Chris” Brown has a tendency to find music — actually, he would say that it finds him — in the most unexpected places: while at a funeral, sitting in a Toronto lawyer’s kitchen, or even from behind bars.” Peter Hendra/ Kingston Whig-Standard

“Keeper of the Flame” is a delicate, thoughtful shuffler led by piano and Brown’s sincere vocals that focuses on following your inner light.” The Daily Country


“An album best heard in the late hours, preferably with a broken heart or a sense of ennui, PACEM is an excellent collection of songs on which to ponder.” Paul Kerr/Blabber ‘N Smoke

“Pacem emphatically joins singer-songwriter records from a few decades ago and initially reminded me of Van Morrison’s classics. In the end, however, the Canadian manages to free himself from the past with ease and makes music that matters in 2018.” Erwin Zijleman/dekrentenuitdepop (Netherlands)