See ya'll tonight in #Nanaimo Harbour City Concerts @FirstUnitarianFellowshipofNanaimo http://ufon.ca/ 7.30pm w/Neil Cruickshank Painting by the adorable, Marilyn J Adams Gallant
The final #SadMonday of this current residency is upon us. Tomorrow night The Cameron House 6-8pm will be our last. For now. Fingers crossed we'll be invited back because I've only just begun to get my bearings on a stage which has just recently included the great performers John Showman (fiddle) and Vivienne Wilder (upright bass/vocals). But this being the finale of a 3 month run of unapologetic nuance, ambiguity, and melancholia, I thought it appropriate to invite my near northern friends, Sean Cotton and Christina Hutt. I understand the challenge of leaving the safety and comfort of one's digital home - should that be the case, you can still abet and aid live music and atomic community by one click: 'share.' Trust me, it helps. Should you be among those reckless souls pursuing the examined life - we'll be in lovable company and we'll be so grateful you contributed to what I believe will be the greatest #SadMonday yet. Please remember: it's cash only and your kids are smarter than you think - that is to say, yer welcome to bring 'em if you're okay with exposing them to the unsafe space of ideation and song. They'll leave #SadMondays with strange and secret wisdom their teachers may not appreciate.
#SadMondays @ The Cameron House w/the stupidly trustworthy Chris Ronald Vivienne Wilder and John Showman was perilously inspired. Too many predictable hits, I know...apologies, hometown super-fans: don't hate me cause you love me AND I'm famous. Okay, bring it down...Next week is the final #SadMonday of this run - hopefully we'll be back for more in warmer 2019 days. For now, our final #SadMonday, March 25, we'll have John and Vivienne back - as well as the inimitable Sean Cotton and Christina Hutt. Get there early. This one will be stuffed with all the melancholia, tragic vision, and regret that accompanies all final #SadMondays.
One final Ontario gig with Neil Cruickshank tonight @ www.studio13livesoundrecording.com in Millgrove, ON. There may be a seat or two left should you be in the Hamilton area. Ticket/info: https://studio13livesoundrecording.com/contact-studio-13/
Friday night: last chance to see Neil Cruickshank and I in #Ontari-ario will be Winterfolk Blues & Roots Festival Dora Keogh Irish Pub 8pm-9pm. C'mon out #TO beautiful people. https://jonbrooks.ca/videos
Monday, Feb 4 6-8pm. The Cameron House I'll be joined by the both laughably great, Sean Cotton and Christina Hutt. They're coming a long way for this one so I hope some of you make it out for them. Fact: contrary to marketing minds that believe everything is exclamatory, not all #SadMondays are created equal - this one will be especially memorable.
Beautiful news: No One Travels Alone just made NPR's Global Village 'Best Albums of 2018' list! Yeah, yeah, yeah, I just used an exclamation mark - but I needed some good news after last night's saddest Sad Monday of all time. The NPR show airs tonight at 7pm and they'll be playing something from the new album for my American brothers and sisters. Thank you Global Village, this means a lot. You are loved. http://www.kmuw.org/post/best-18-allen-toussaint-folk-golden-age-middle-east-cool-covers