SPRINGHILL – What would you do if you were a Maritime musician carving a niche for yourself in the music industry?
Into the Woulds is Springhill’s Chris Brown’s first solo album, slated for release this Fri, April 9. A two-year retrospective of his life and experiences as a musician in Atlantic Canada, the songs, Brown says, reflect moments in his life, be it past, present or possible future, where inspiration is found close to home.
“I was driving between Antigonish and New Glasgow and I got lost – can believe that any can get lost between Antigonish and New Glasgow – and that experience alone inspired two songs on the album,” Brown says. “’What You’re looking For’ would be kind of a home-song for Springhill.”
Known for his work as front man for the touring group Nicknameless, also of Springhill, Brown says Into the Woulds became an accomplishment and an achievement for himself and his peers. The well of encouragement throughout the two-year recording process never ran dry. Jamie Folds, an ECMA winning producer and Palmer Jamieson, a student of Folds, had unique approaches to recording Brown’s work but their encouragement, Brown says, was universal.
“A lot of people wanted to have a finished product as much as I did,” Brown says. “It was really cool. It’s nice to have people as excited as me to finish this.”
Into the Woulds receives will go on sale locally at the Anne Murray Centre and can be ordered directly from Brown by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
The corresponding CD launch will see Brown open for Canadian Folk Music Award Nominee and 2010 ECMA Award Nominee Jessica Rhaye at the Dr. Carson and Marion Murray Centre on Friday. For ticket information contact 597-8614.