Fredericton songwriter announces short Maritime tour with one NB performance May 28.
Meghan O’Neil | Violet Vale Music
Despite a limited touring schedule due to injury, Canadian folk/rock artist Andy Brown is back on stage for three must-see shows in Mount Stewart (PE), Truro (NS) and Riverview (NB) May 26-29.
Brown’s latest album, ‘Seasons’, was released August 18, 2015 to critical acclaim. “Reminiscent of Simon & Garfunkel” and dubbed the “Maritime Dan Mangan” by The Scene Magazine, Brown has solidified himself as a performer to watch.
Since its release, Brown has completed a national tour and supported England’s indie/rocker Scott Matthews in Germany and the UK.
‘Seasons’ was produced by Daniel Ledwell (Jenn Grant, The Fortunate Ones) and was recorded at Ledwell’s studio in Lake Echo, NS. Inspired by nature around him, Brown introduced horns, electric guitar and violin adding layers to encompass the feeling of change and growth. “It only takes about thirty seconds to know this is a different album for Andy Brown.” – CBC’s Bob Mersereau.
Brown suffered a very serious shoulder injury one month after the debut of ‘Seasons’. While on tour promoting this release, Brown was filming a live performance video at Cape Spear, Newfoundland. One slip after another found him and a videographer adrift in the Atlantic Ocean. Thankfully the videographer was unharmed, but Brown left the scene with a torn rotator cuff.
Brown was encouraged by doctors to cancel all upcoming shows, but with a full nation-wide tour ahead of him, and a string of fist-time dates in Germany/UK, Brown made the decision to continue with his upcoming performances.
Since returning from the UK last December, Brown has been recovering and is anxious to get back on stage.