Friday, June 03, 2016

Gone To The Spirits Released!

Norine Braun

"One enters a sonic journey in this album, to another time where Gone To The Spirits story enfolds from ambient roots to worldly pop, jazz and blues.” 

Gone To The Spirits is released!  Acclaimed Vancouver BC artist, Norine Braun, releasea her 10th album, Gone To The Spirits on June 4, 2016 via Braun and Brains Music. 
The concept album was recorded and mixed with producer Adam Popowitz at Rear Window Song and Sound. The session players include: the Juno nominated Adam Popowitz on bass and lead guitar, Elliot Polsky on drums, Huggybear Leonard on blues harp, Alice Fraser on keys and accordion, Malcolm Aiken on trumpet and flugelhorn with Norine Braun on rhythm guitar, ukulele, Navajo flute and vocals. 

The concept album is birthed from the Ququnak Paǂkiy Song Collection that Braun wrote from a Canada Council For The Arts Award last year. The songs are based on the engaging and dramatic life story of a Two Spirit, Ktunaxa warrior woman, courier and guide, who lived in the early 19th century. Gone-To-The-Spirits was the gifted oracle and accomplished warrior who appeared in the journals of trappers and explorers and was noted as having transitioned gender and also became a chief. 

Braun's irrepressible passion to create music with no imposed boundaries makes this work impossible to categorize. In the beginning, the haunting and ethereal Morning Prayer mesmerizes with ambient ascension toward the heavens. Throughout the album's rich textures of worldly pop, jazz and blues, the listener is transported among dreamy ice fields, rootsy coyote canyons, thunderous storms toward soulful victory and a sublime rock transformation. One enters a sonic journey in this album, to another time where Gone To The Spirits story enfolds. A short story Ququnak Paǂkiy also written by Norine Braun accompanies the album read aloud by the author.
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CD RELEASE!!Rednyne Productions presents Bandida with Norine Braun, Gracie and Tynan, June 4th at Studio Records 919 Granville. This is the Album release party for Norine Braun's new album Gone To The Spirits. 7:30pm doors, $10 in advance at , $12 at the door. 19+ Adam Popowitz on lead guitar, Elliot Polsky on drums, Huggybear Leonard on blues harp, Alice Fraser on keys, Alexander "A-train" Boynton Jr, on bass and Norine Braun on guitar, ukulele, Navajo flute and vocals. 
ABORIGINAL DAY TROUT LAKE Vancouver Free Family Event NOON JUNE 21- Norine Braun Trio
Cafe Koi  CALGARY Wednesday June 29  Norine and Alice play a one hour set  of the new songs from Gone To The Spirits at 9 pm No Cover
"An imaginative display of fine musicianship, potent vocals and heartfelt lyrics, talent like hers doesn't exactly come around too often." - Kevin Sellers Music Emission  
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