Derrick Brown | Black Urchin

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Black Urchin

by Derrick Brown

Poems by Derrick Brown as played by Secretly Canadian recording artist Richard Swift. Broken pianos, creepy ambience and sweet moods swirl under Derrick Browns award winning verse. Recorded at sea on the vessel Sea Section on the Pacific Ocean...
Genre: Spoken Word: Poetry
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1. Cotton in the Air
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2. Cupcake
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3. After the Bachelor Party
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4. Diving School
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5. All Distortion All the Time Part Deux
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6. Recording Text Books for the Blind
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7. A Sounder of Boars
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8. Kuosawa Champagne Weird
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9. Valentines Day in Dresden
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10. The Return of Christ
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11. Church of the Broken Axe Handle
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12. The Healer, Long Version
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13. Bonus Track, Collide Escape
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Derrick Brown, former paratrooper for the 82nd Airborne, gondolier, actor, magician, and fired weatherman, now travels the world and performs his written work. From Nashville and Long Beach, he is dedicated to bringing American poetry into rock and roll status through the use of live performance.

He has consistently been the opening act for Indie rock act, Cold War Kids and has been booked with The White Stripes and performed with Clap Your Hands Say Yeah. His work has been featured in books with Jeff Tweedy of Wilco, Billy Corgan of Smashing Pumpkins, Viggo Mortensen, Jeff Buckley and Jim Carrol.

As one of the most original and well-traveled writer/performers in the country, Derrick Brown has gained a cult following for his poetry performances all over the U.S. and through Europe. A poetic terrorism group has taken to sticking and tagging his metaphors across the globe.

To date, Brown has performed at over 1300 venues and universities internationally including The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, La Sorbonne in Paris and CBGB’s in NYC.

Known for a moving show that incorporates spoken word, minimalist music, and even sound fx, Brown is unique for being an outstanding performer but is foremost a page poet. He has won the California Independent Book Critics' Award in 2004, and his performance poetry has won six first-place poetry slam finishes in Venice Beach, England, and Germany.


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