Jimmy & The Moon review (Fervor Coulee)

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“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

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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 https://cz-lekarna.com. 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.

Suzanne Jarvie Interview with No Depression

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“Spiral Road, the impressive debut album from Canadian Suzanne Jarvie has been universally lauded since its release in April. Compared by many to Emmylou Harris Jarvie delivers sweet country rock, lilting ballads and lowering country funk over the course of the disc’s 10 songs.” Read the whole article: http://nodepression.com/interview/suzanne-jarvie  

Project reviewed by Samaritan Mag

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“What does the rehabilitation of incarcerated people look like? Is it hard labour? Intensive counseling and soul-searching? Career training for eventual life on the outside? Chris Brown thinks he has a partial answer: prisoner rehabilitation looks a lot like making a record, which happens to incorporate all the above and plenty more.” — Samaritan Mag 18 August 2014 Read entire article at Samaritan …