Music with spirit. Music akin to roots, folk, blues, and country, Don Brownrigg is a musician's musician...
Halifax based Newfoundlander Don Brownrigg's musical meanderings are catalogued on his debut release Wander Songs - a recording of non assuming folk-pop music that has spirit and is sincere and heartfelt in it's delievery. Brownrigg blends folk, blues and country with his haunting voice, morose melodies and pensive writing.
"...takes the listener in instantly and, like a good novel, keeps you captivated from beginning to end. Acoustic based, the songs don't try too hard and aren't intimidating in any way - it's just beautiful, truthfully written music." (The Telegram, St. John's, NL)
Wander Songs, a "prolific musical anthology" (The Coast) and "timeless anthology of thoughts" ( ChartAttack) is 11 songs of pensive, self-reflective, and morose imagery. Produced by Brownrigg, this very grass-roots project features many of his friends and some of Canada's finest musicians providing instrumentation and backing vocals, and was recorded in Halifax by Donald Mackay at Spaces Between Sound Studio.
In September of 2007 Wander Songs was released to a crowded and eager Khyber Club in Halifax. Toronto's (weewerk) records picked up the record for a national re-release in May, 2008.
CDBABY named 'Wander Songs' their #1 Editor's pick for 'Folky Pop' albums.
2008 East Coast Music Award Nominations: 'Folk Recording of the Year' & 'CBC Galaxie Rising Star Recording of the Year'.
'The Coast' (Halifax, NS) named Wander Songs as one of their top 50 CDs of 2007.
Exclaim! says "Don Brownrigg lays his old soul to tape on this gorgeous collection that reveals great songwriting craft and taste"
ChartAttack says of Wander Songs: "Brownrigg has created a timeless anthology"
The Coasts (Halifax, NS) says "Wander Songs is a prolific musical anthology of thought"
The Telegram (St. John's, NL) says Wander Songs is a "masterful and enchanting debut"
Eye Weekly (Toronto, ON) says "Brownrigg's songwriting is consistently strong"