Friday March 27 2020
7.30pm, doors 6.30pm
Opening act: Ian Foster
Venue: St. Basil's Cultural Centre, 10819 - 71 Avenue, Edmonton
$23 advance (plus service charges), $27 at the door, if available.
Quintessential Modern Folk Singer
Jon Brooks writes songs to calm those who've looked into and seen what is in their hearts; he also writes songs to terrify those who’ve not.
He's currently touring Moth nor Rust II, a re-recording of his 2009 album. In the spirit of Guthrie and Seeger, these songs offer something greater than warning; they offer us the possibility of spiritual renewal, greater justice, love, and healing. His previous album, No One Travels Alone, made NPR’s Global Village Best of 2018 list. It is a meditation on the interconnectedness of all life - hence the title and the linkages between the songs by last and first lines.
Jon has the honour of holding the record for most nominations by The Canadian Folk Music Awards in the category of English Songwriter of the Year, and becoming the 4th Canadian since 1975 to win the prestigious Kerrville (Texas) Folk Festival 'New Folk Award’.
“(Brooks) speaks and sings words that need to be spoken and sung and he does it beautifully, perfectly, and with absolute finesse.” – Rod Kennedy, Founder and Producer of The Kerrville Folk Festival, Kerrville, TX