National Touring Artists Greg Greenway, Pat Wictor, and Joe Jencks have made their mark as veteran touring singer-songwriters, but Brother Sun is no songwriter's round. The trio's harmonies, as much as their lyrics, tell what they are about: warm as a campfire, stirring as a gospel church, rousing as a call to arms. Fusing folk, Americana, blues, pop, jazz, rock, and a cappella singing, Brother Sun is an explosion of musical diversity and harmony, in the finest of male singing traditions.
From three major points on the map Boston, New York, and Chicago - Greg, Pat, and Joe have blended themselves into Brother Sun: a unique celebration of the amazing power of singing together. As they will tell you, the music of Brother Sun is not resident in any one of them – but rather it exists in the space between them. Audiences feel this sincerity immediately. Their combined musical skills make for an unforgettable experience - three rich voices blending on a well-crafted foundation of guitar, slide guitar, piano, ukulele, and bouzouki.
Brother Sun's debut CD announced to the world that these respected singer-songwriters had banded together to produce some of the most powerful male harmonies on the acoustic music scene. After two years of nationwide touring and performances marked by outstanding songwriting, ethereal harmonies, off-the-cuff humor, and standing ovations, they released Some Part of the Truth: a CD that goes a large step further in revealing Brother Sun not only as singers, but as complete musicians.
Some Part of the Truth is cinematic in its sweep, each song like a short film. The CD takes listeners on an evocative and vivid journey through America's cities and heartlands, where unsung heroes struggle and sometimes win the daily battles of life and love. Grammy-winning Producer Ben Wisch shaped the mood and atmosphere of each song, with Greenway, Wictor, and Jencks all providing instrumental touches ranging from subtle to bold. Superlative bassist Zev Katz, percussionist Joe Bonadio, and cellist Brian Sanders fill out the sound beautifully. With even richer and more varied arrangements than on their debut, Brother Sun keeps reaching farther, and their obvious joy in singing together gives this latest CD its indelible optimism.
The Trio’s sophomore CD - Some Part of The Truth (2013) - debuted at #1 on the The North American Folk Music Chart, where it remained for 2 months, and was named 2013 Album of the Year. In addition, the #1 track from the CD “Lady of the Harbor”, which also debuted at #1 was named 2013 Song of the Year, and was featured on Lufthansa Airlines In-flight Program in January 4, 2014.