Brookelyn's music along with an interview recently aired state-wide across Alaska on "AK Radio". To hear the interview, go to www.akradio.org and click on the Feb. 21 date in the archives.
In other news, Brookelyn has joined forces with another Alaskan band "Liberty Cabbage" and their music has been met with enormous success. The band's eclectic groove and fun lyrics span the globe and definitely get the booties shakin on the dance floor!
**Coming to you straight from Alaska, Brookelyn Bellinger's debut CD "Dance With Me" is sure to keep you warm on a chilly night. With infectious hooks and toe-tapping rhythm, Brookelyn's liquid vocals take the listener on one heck of a joy ride. This CD is a must-have for your independant music library.
Brookelyn has always had music in her heart and in her soul. She grew up listening to classic country, gospel, and pop/rock music. She played flute throughout most of her school years in the band, and sang solo at the little country church that her family attended, but while attending college, her voice landed her a job in a rock band. They called themselves "Dive" and Brookelyn was the lead singer and lyricist. They played locally around the town where she was going to college and aspired to expand their market, but like most bands, the drummer turned psycho, the guitar player liked to imitate the sound of cows "mooing" with reverb, and the bass player talked to much. The band broke up.
Brookelyn packed her bags and headed back to Alaska where she longed to be.
A mecca for creative energy, she was surrounded by musicians, artists, drifters, and dreamers, and soon missed the energy of the band. She decided to continue her songwriting and ordered a guitar sight-unseen over the phone from Ketchikan. When it arrived in the mail a couple days later, she began learning chords. Soon enough, she was debuting her songs at coffeehouses and bars throughout her travels in Alaska. Besides permorming regularly around her home town of Fairbanks and at the college- University of Alaska Fairbanks, this year she performed at the Alaska Folk Festival in Juneau, as well as the summer and winter Folk Festivals in Fairbanks. She also got the chance to open for Laura Love on the 4th of July.
With much encouragement, she decided it was time to head into the studio and began recording in January 2002. Her debut CD went to production 10 months later and was released in December 2002. Brookelyn is now reaping the rewards of all her hard work and loving the opportunity her music has given her.
Brookelyn recently joined another local Fairbanks band named "Liberty Cabbage". The music is a cosmic union of musical talents that span the globe and is proving to be a big hit around town. Maybe a Liberty Cabbage album to come? Maybe.
Preferring a simple life, Brookelyn lives in a small cabin without running water. She is surrounded by inspiration every day and simply strives to enjoy every minute of life. She enjoys fishing, hiking, camping, writing, skiing, laughing and playing with her dogs. She hopes to get some chickens this year and is making plans for another album.