Friday, Oct. 31, 2014
Music with a Political Spin
Jon Brooks plays Bozzini's Nov 21
Released by Mano, Bozzini's Restaurant
he perfect artist for a perfect Autumn evening of music, Jon Brooks is perhaps Canada's most underrated songwriter. Regularly named among the ranks of such elite singer-songwriters as Bruce Cockburn, Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen, it's no wonder Jon Brooks is regularly lauded in songwriting competitions in Canada and abroad.
"I write songs to calm those who’ve looked into, and seen, what is in their hearts. I also write songs to terrify those who have not," says Brooks in his bio.
Jon received his 3rd nomination in 5 years for Songwriter of the Year from the Canadian Folk Music Awards.
“Political songwriting’ is all too often assumed to be shouty simplistic protest, and all too often it is and therefore tends to be ignored…Brooks knows this and his songs are songs first and messages second…a powerful and at times brutally clear-sighted vision armed only with an acoustic guitar, a harmonica, and a gritty ragged voice…Brooks is a star in the making,” wrote the UK's Maverick Magazine.
Friday Nov 21 Doors 8:00 Show 9:30 Tickets $ 15
Bozzinis 4-45730 Hocking Ave., Chilliwack
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