Where is Emily Brown? Why isn’t she playing any shows? Friends, we’ve been busy recording Old Tomorrow, the new Morlove record. For those who haven’t heard, Morlove is the band I started with my good friend Corwin Fox. We write all the songs together and then invite our ridiculously talented friends to play on them. Namely Hannah Epperson on violin, Christina Zaenker on cello, Jake Jenne on drums and special guests like Neil Burnett on the harp and Manjinder Benning on tablas. We are lucky to know these incredible people!
Over the last two years we’ve been writing an album based on the theme of Pattern. Using patterns in nature, patterns humans have based on nature (weaving, architectural, musical scales), and patterns in human behaviour, we have written a collection of songs to attempt to reconnect individuals to their communities and surroundings.
It’s been an exciting summer of festivals! The highlight for me was ArtsWells Festival in remote Wells BC. Wells is an old gold-rush town that was mostly deserted until re-inhabited by outdoors enthusiasts and artists. This incredible landscape, gateway to Wells Gray Park, is an inspiring site for a fest.
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Well friends, we did it! We raised $4000 through Wire Wood Wind sales and additional donations to fund the making of this beautiful autoharp and to cover the costs of EP duplication. A successful fundraiser indeed. I picked up the ‘harp on the way through Seattle last week and have been getting to know her chords and strings. There is a remarkable clarity in her tone and wait til you hear her through a sound system! Bass galore!
So here’s a pic of the beauty and once again thank you all for your support! I also assure you that I have here the paperwork for full-on international instrument insurance so this doesn’t happen again…!
Miss EMily BroWN
First of all, thank you SO much for your CD and download orders of Wire Wood Wind EP and other donations above and beyond.
Through online orders, half a dozen live events and gifts from friends and family, we’ve raised $2620. That leaves $1480 left to go. The total goal of $4100 covers the manufacturing of 1000 copies of the fundraiser EP Wire Wood Wind and the cost of a custom built autoharp by Pete D’Aigle of D’Aigle Harps in Seattle WA. For the full story click HERE.
The autoharp is now built and ready for pickup in Seattle, so that’s just where I’m headed That gives us one week to raise the final $1480!
Please order your copy of Wire Wood Wind EP HERE and forward the link to friends and family that might also enjoy it.
Thanks so much everyone! I’m really looking forward to writing some new music on this amazing instrument.
Today is the day we release Wire Wood Wind into the world and wish it well! Like sending a thousand little ships out to sea, I never know who or what they are going to find out there, what they will return with.
Back to the Woods
See my previous blog post here for the full story. I recorded Wire Wood Wind on my autoharp in Berlin in May 2011 just two months before the dear instrument was thieved from my car in Nanaimo BC! On the EP you’ll hear the work of magician and producer Martyn Heyne of Lichte Studio in Kreuzberg who has worked with bands like Efterklang and Gyda Valtysdottir of mum. Continue reading
As many of you may already know, my beloved autoharp was stolen this summer never to be recovered. I spent four months combing pawn shops and craigslist for something to replace that old 70’s relic Jess Brown found in his grandmother’s closet. Nothing sounded nearly as good.
Miss Emily Brown Nominated for a CBC Radio Bucky Award for Best New Artist! Fans decide the winner with votes, so please VOTE!
This surprise EP is now available! Featuring new songs Sum of All Parts, Derelict Barn and Roocoocoo. For Digital: Fast-track to Bandcamp
In Technicolor nominated for a 2010 Canadian Folk Music Award for “Pushing the Boundaries”! More info HERE.