GrassRoots Regina is pleased to present award-winning singer-songwriter Rodney Brown in concert.
Hailed as Canada’s ambassador of northern song, he is a master storyteller with a career spanning more than thirty years. Rodney’s excellent musicianship and his skill as a veteran performer are sure to make this an entertaining evening.
Thursday, November 4, 2010
The Club, 2431 8th Avenue, Regina
Show starts at 8:00 p.m.
Admission: $10 at the door.
Click here to see poster.
Rodney Brown was born in Fort William (Thunder Bay) in 1954. He plucked his first guitar strings at the age of seven and hasn’t stopped since. In the early 70’s Rodney paid his dues playing the bars, pubs and coffeehouses of Northwestern Ontario performing solo and with several bands. He started touring across Canada in 1977 in support of his first album, Freedom In Me, and toured extensively over the next decade, including appearances at the Regina Folk Festival in 1981, 1984, 1986 and 1988. Then in the late 80’s he took a hiatus from touring to spend time with his growing family. He changed his musical focus to writing and performing for children and released two critically acclaimed children’s albums during this period. However, with the release of his 2001 album, Into the Woods, he returned to adult music and the national folk music circuit.
The last decade has seen Rodney record three outstanding albums. His tenth and latest release, North Land, in 2009, follows the success of his highly acclaimed 2004 CD, The Big Lonely. These albums feature songs that delve into the people, the explorations and the events of that unique time in history when the fur trade was the impetus for the exploration of Canada. For his Regina performance Rodney will be performing a cross-section of works from his vast and varied repertoire.
A medley of Rodney's early work clip:
From his 2004 CD, The Big Lonely, "La Verendrye" clip:
From his 2009 CD, North Land, "Black Spruce" clip:
From his 2009 CD, North Land, "Simon Fraser" clip:
“Rodney Brown is back into the mainstream of Canadian singer-songwriters. He was part of that first wave along with Stan Rogers, Murray McLauchlan and Bruce Cockburn. ” - Penguin Eggs (Les Siemieniuk)
“Folk is still the bedrock of Brown’s sound with reggae, rock, country and bluegrass all in the mix with top-notch production...” - Chronicle Journal (Brent Linton)
Web site: www.rodneybrown.ca
Watch Rodney's video "North Land" here.