Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Voices To Hear: Spotlight: Norine Braun, Jim Byrnes Music

Webpage: http://www.norinebraun.com Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada Description: Roots Rock meets Blues Pop Her voice has the viscosity of a jazz crooner, the elegance of a gospel singer, and the heart of a folk or blues artist. Biography: Vancouver based singer-songwriter Norine Braun’s eclectic music experiments with forms from roots rock to ambient pop to jazz, folk and blues in 8 independent albums of original music. Tuneful and savvy her music zings to the heart of any listener. Winner of the Songs Inspired By Literature Artists For Literacy International Songwriting Competition and Winner Female Singer-Songwriter of the Year - Jazz at Los Angeles International Independent Music Awards. Norine’s Album Evolution of the Blood Star was voted #1 on Outvoice for 2008. Performances of note include: Triad Theatre in NYC, Shibuya Home in Tokyo and the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics. No.8 released in 2011 brings Juno nominated producer, Adam Popowitz onboard and is garnering rave reviews including: "Over the course of her eight albums local songwriter Braun has developed exceptionally sharp lyricism, fluid vocals and a way with a driving melody. Case in point, the single "Drift Away" from her new CD." - Stuart Derdeyn The Province "No. 8" receives my highest rating of 5*****. Highly Recommended and Thoroughly Enjoyed. Another Treasure of an Album from a Truly Canadian Treasure..." - John Vermilyea (Blues Underground Network) "Very eclectic sound! Powerful vocals set the tone for a blend of genres in this album." - Matt Nightingale CHSR Music Director "Overall, Norine is a singer/songwriter with a sense of humour... There is enough tongue-in-cheek and embracing of silliness to bring a smile to a hardened reviewer’s face. You can just tell that Norine Braun had a ball recording this album." -Ana Bedard Beatroute Magazine Past summer shows 2011 included: Vancouver Pride, Richmond Maritime Festival, Out in the Woods Festival Greenwich NY, Edgewater Casino WAVS Benefit Vancouver, Jlounge and SHE BOOM CFRO benefit concert. Press Release: Norine Braun's No. 8 Waits For The World To Catch Up Norine Braun Adds Roots Rock, Blues And Americana On Her New No.8 Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PRLog (Press Release)
Vancouver BC 2011 According to reviewer Vinny Bond Marini, “Norine Braun is an enigma. Is she a jazz chanteuse? A blues singer? A pop singer? A rocker? On No. 8, she almost dares you to decide for yourself. “ Braun recruited a killer collection of roots rock, soul and blues session players including renowned producer and Juno nominated, Adam Popowitz (Pacifika, Mollies Revenge, Leela Gilday) who produced and performed on all 10 of the songs with bass and lead guitar. Drummer Elliot Polsky, (Jim Byrnes, Zubot and Dawson, Good Noise Vancouver Gospel Choir) gives the groove and heartbeat to No. 8. Blues meister Andrew "HuggyBear" Huggard (Ollie Bollen Trio, Leonard and the Lab Rats) shakes things up with his soulful blues harmonica. International touring freelance keyboard/pianist Mary Ancheta (Bjork,John Mayer, Nickleback) shines with her astounding keys on feature tracks too. The album is a mix of new originals by Norine Braun with blues, roots rock and soul at the centre. Norine Braun is an adult alternative/folk-rock/roots rock/blues type of artist. “Whether playing with the Mood Swings or alone, Norine Braun is never dull. With sensibilities grounded in the slam and performance art genres, some of her songs make it seem that Braun has been waiting for the world to catch up with her sound.” - Cindy Filipenko For interview or for review www..norinebraun.com  

FROM http://jim-byrnes.musicnewshq.com/news/voices-to-hear-spotlight-norine-braun

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