Album Review – Jimmy & The Moon (No Sleep Til Sudbury)

Carlos News, Stephen Stanley Band

“The other half is the album’s musical sophistication and songwriting scope. The power of Jimmy & The Moon lies in the fact that while it’s imbued in Canadiana, it doesn’t allow itself to be limited by it. The musicianship is grand and superior… Warm, pure nationalistic sincerity with worldly swagger. Albums like this one make me proud to be Canadian.”

Jimmy & The Moon review (Fervor Coulee)

Carlos News, Stephen Stanley Band

“Reminding me a bit of The Rainmakers Flirting With the Universe, The Stephen Stanley Band’s Jimmy & The Moon is a blast of Americana that mixes just enough rock to keep listeners invigorated without detraction. They are a terrific band…”

Five Questions With… Hugh Christopher Brown (FYI Music News)

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“As one of Canada’s consummate musicians over the past three decades, Hugh Christopher Brown (better known to many as Chris Brown through his partnership with vocalist Kate Fenner and their former band Bourbon Tabernacle Choir) 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…”

Radio Free Canuckistan: Pacem Review

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“This is Brown’s first proper solo recording in years, and to make it he drew extensively from the community he’s cultivated on Wolfe Island, where he moved from New York City in the last decade… 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.” …

NOW Magazine: The Stephen Stanley Band head to Wolfe Island to reflect on Toronto

Carlos News, Stephen Stanley Band

The jangly, hooky roots rock of the Stephen Stanley Band’s first album, Jimmy & The Moon, will sound familiar to fans of Lowest of the Low, who for decades have heard Stanley’s guitar motifs embellishing the band’s classic songs. Stanley left the veteran Toronto indie band nearly five years ago. “It became apparent there wasn’t a place for my songwriting …

PopMatters: “Keeper of the Flame” Audio Premiere

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Ahead of its release, Brown is setting “Keeper of the Flame” loose into the world. The windswept love song features classic, longing Dobro set against rollicking percussion. The folk-pop artist describes the heartstring-tugging tune as “very simply about someone who makes me want to live and taught me how to love in a whole new way.”

CBC Tapestry — How recording an album behind bars helped prisoners give back

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Every week, inmates at Kingston, Ontario penitentiary converted the prison chapel into a recording studio. Under the guidance of veteran musician Hugh Christopher Brown, they recorded an album, raised money for charity and redefined themselves CBC Radio’s Tapestry is a weekly exploration of spirituality, religion and the search for meaning, hosted by Mary Hynes.

KCLR 96fm – Folk/Roots: Studio 2 Session – Suzanne Jarvie, Kate Fenner, Chris Brown & Tony Scherr

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“Suzanne Jarvie, Kate Fenner, Chris Brown & Tony Scherr are on tour in Ireland and are a group of musicians for which the word ‘simpatico’ was coined. They’ve played together on each other’s albums, been on tour, grown up, met and combined in a cohesive unit that is a pure joy to witness. Even as I pressed ‘record’ they were …

Rethinking Prison: Music and Life Beyond Punishment

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In his talk, Hugh Christopher Brown explains how the instigation of a music program with inmates taught him the importance of mentorship in prison; and how its effects on convicts deepened his understanding of what music is.