It Takes All Kinds
(to make this world, I find)
was recorded in Nova Scotia off and on over a two-year span with basically just
Don Brownrigg (voice, guitars, piano, keyboards, accordion) and producer Daniel
Ledwell (trumpet, trombone, bass, guitars, keyboards and whistles) making most
of the music, claps and noises.
In a country known for multi-talented
singer/songwriters, the Halifax-based Brownrigg (via St. John's, Newfoundland)
has written 10 honest and vivid tunes resulting in an absolutely unique album.
Both commercial (Sweet Dream Sleeper/When The Heart Resigns) and
credible at the same time (Fight For Your Castle/No Smoke, No Gun), It
Takes All Kinds is enhanced by Don's lovely vocals (Just Breathe/The Swing
Song) and Daniel's one of a kind production (I Think I'm Leaving
Halifax/How Are You Supposed to Know).
Brownrigg brings his charms to the live
stage with a rich voice, filled with experience and wisdom, and captivates
audiences with storytelling and soulful serenades. After releasing Wander
Songs in 2007 (weewerk), he toured Canada, the United States, and Europe
performing with the likes of Serena Ryder, Shawn Colvin, and Great Lake
“There’s love, there’s loss, there’s
hope, there’s regret,” says Brownrigg. “There’s seriousness and there’s
silliness. I like it that way. It keeps you thinking about the good and the bad
in everything. It takes all kinds.
“So good that it’s
distracting me from even writing about it. I just want to keep replaying it
over and over” –
“Instrumental to the Halifax arts scene” – The Coast