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Don Brownrigg

Opening Act

'Country Song' by Lee-Anne Poole (see below)

Don Brownrigg was born in Newfoundland and raised in the quaint, tightly-knit, farming community of Codroy Valley. It was here he first began to hone his ear for music and melody-making, playing the piano and singing, alone and with extended family. Fast forward to a country known for multi-talented singer/songwriters, the now Halifax-based Brownrigg creates honest and vivid songs and soundscapes resulting in a unique singer songwriter sound. Don has toured Canada, the United States, and Europe performing with the likes of Serena Ryder, Shawn Colvin, and Great Lake Swimmers and has gained several accolades and acclaim along the way. Don recently completed tracking his 3rd full length album, Fireworks and has 2017/2018 placements in American Idol and The Blacklist.







“Then came Don Brownrigg, originally from Newfoundland, the singer/songwriter was absolutely amazing….after the performance I made sure that I looked up his music. His powerful voice stole the attention of everyone in the room” Canadian Beats


 


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 Swimmers.

“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” Indie Blender

“Instrumental to the Halifax arts scene” The Coast

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opening act

Country Song

by Lee Anne Poole


Country Song premiered at Halifax’s Queer Acts Theatre Festival, toured to The Dublin International Gay Theatre Festival, and opened for singer/songwriter Rae Spoon. It’s award winning playwright Lee-Ann Poole’s love letter to country music. From sharing her own stabs at the genre to stories of her father, Country Song conquers some fears and re-imagines who you can be.

 “Poole had the audience eating from her hands from the first strum of her guitar” -The Coast

“spellbinds audiences”-Chronicle Herald 

 Written and performed by Lee-Anne Poole, Directed by Dustin Harvey