Home Routes / Chemin Chez Nous Brings Michael Jerome Browne to the “Central Plains” Circuit Performing in Southern Manitoba October 2019
“Haunting to uplifting, subtle to powerful” — Jamie O’Meara, Montreal Gazette
“Arguably the finest acoustic blues artist in this country” — Globe and Mail
[October 2, 2019] Home Routes/Chemin Chez Nous house concert network presents Michael Jerome Browne on the ‘Central Plains Circuit’ house concert series this October 15 through 26 touring southern Manitoba. Full schedule is below, and at https://www.homeroutes.ca/homeroutes-artists/michael-jerome-browne/
Central Plains Circuit (Southern Manitoba) -
October 15, 2019 Baldur
October 16, 2019 Winnipeg
October 17, 2019 Selkirk
October 18, 2019 Hnausa
October 19, 2019 Kelwood
October 20, 2019 Spence Lake
October 22, 2019 Norquay, SK
October 23, 2019 Birtle
October 24, 2019 Winnipeg
October 25, 2019 Winnipeg
October 26, 2019 Winnipeg
To attend any of these shows, please contact Home Routes/ Chemin Chez Nous HERE or via email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or call: (204) 480-3380, Toll-free in Canada: 1 (866) 925-6889. The full Home Routes schedule can be accessed online at https://homeroutes.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Open-Interactive-Schedule.pdf.
Central Plains Circuit - Southern Manitoba / Saskatchewan
Oct 15-27, 2019: Michael Jerome Browne (QC)
Nov 9-22, 2019: Murfitt and Main (BC)
Jan 26-Feb 8, 2020: Jaxon Haldane (MB)
Feb 25-Mar 8, 2020: Genevieve Racette (QC)
March 25-Apr 6, 2020: Willi Carlisle (Arkansas)
Apr 23-May 6, 2020: Nation of Two (MB)
About Michael Jerome Browne
“Browne is probably—if not positively—one of Canada’s most significant musical exports; a finger-picking stylist with a hugely talented and nuanced delivery.” — Iain Patience, Elmore
“Michael Jerome Browne... magnifies the magnificence of 1920s and 1930s country blues numbers... A singer of clarity and character, he is as skilled on banjo and mandolin as he is on valuable old guitars.” (4 stars) — Frank-John Hadley, Downbeat
Three-time Canadian Folk Music Award winner (Traditional Singer, 2015; Solo Artist, 2012 & 2008), Maple Blues Award winner (with 32 nominations since 1999), Kerrville (Texas) New Folk Finalist, Four-time JUNO Award Nominee in both the Roots/Traditional and Blues categories- MJB is a multi-instrumentalist, a songwriter, and a living encyclopedia of American Roots music.
"That’s Where It’s At!" is the new album on Borealis Records, available February 2019. This album focuses on the connection between blues and soul, the stripped-down accompaniment consisting only of Michael’s guitar, with drummer John McColgan on five tracks. Vocal guests include Harrison Kennedy, Roxanne Potvin and Eric Bibb. Five originals are mixed in with songs from Sam Cooke, Bobby “Blue” Bland, Al Green, and Stevie Wonder, as well as two spirituals from way back- the roots of gospel and soul.
Whether he's gliding a slide across his national guitar, pulling his bow over the fiddle strings to play a lively Cajun waltz, or frailing away on his gourd banjo, Michael's passion and virtuosity always shine through. In the true tradition of folk music, his performances inspire us to see the interconnections between the many cultures and influences that gave birth to American Roots Music. Gospel, Blues, Old-Time, Country, Soul and Cajun, expect to hear all of this and more from a performer who's been called a street-smart archivist and an absolute treasure.
Born in South Bend, Indiana, Michael is the son of English professors whose love of music and poetry inspired them to take their nine year old son to the great jazz, blues and folk clubs in their adopted home of Montreal. By the age of fourteen, MJB was already a regular on the vibrant folk and coffee house scene adding banjo, fiddle, and mandolin to his masterful command of all variety of guitars and harmonica.
A musician's musician, when he isn't performing his own material he is in demand backing up and recording with other artists, most notably Eric Bibb, whose Grammy nominated CD “Migration Blues” he co-produced and played on.
Central Plains Trail
The Central Plains Circuit is a project of Home Routes/Chemin Chez Nous, presenting Canadian and international artists to audiences in Southern Manitoba and throughout Canada. Home Routes’ programming emphasizes artistic excellence, and diverse and entertaining performances that leave audiences breathless and wanting more.
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Michael Jerome Browne Links:
Central Plains Circuit Schedule: https://www.homeroutes.ca/homeroutes-artists/michael-jerome-browne/