One thing I’ve learned about house concerts is that if you don’t ask, you will not receive. I figured it was a long shot that we would ever get these headline performers from New York, Chicago, and Boston to come to our living room in Lubbock, but I asked anyway. And guess what? They will be doing a concert in Austin in November, and have agreed to stop in Lubbock along the way! Wow!
After main stage performances with standing ovations at both Kerrville and Falcon Ridge Folk Festivals in 2011 and sold out concerts throughout the US, this summer they earned not only return invitations to Kerrville and Falcon Ridge but also invitations to Old Songs Festival, Philadelphia Folk Festival and Kerrville Wine & Music Festival.
So, what an opportune time to come to Lubbock – right on the heels of the 2nd annual Lubbock Folk Festival. You might consider this concert to be the crowning finale of a weekend of great music.
This trio weaves three-part harmonies as well as Peter Paul and Mary or Crosby Stills and Nash, and they are each amazing songwriters as well. The result is an astounding blend of music and message. Fusing folk, Americana, blues, pop, jazz, rock, and a cappella singing, Brother Sun is an explosion of musical diversity and harmony, in the finest of male singing traditions. Joe Jencks, Greg Greenway and Pat Wictor celebrate the amazing power of singing together, their rich voices blending on a well-crafted foundation of guitar, slide guitar, bouzouki and piano.
Brother Sun’s self titled album debuted at No. 2 on the Folk DJ Charts (it stayed on the charts for 8 months) and was named the No. 8 album of 2011 on FOLK-DJ, and their newest CD, “Some Part of the Truth” has just been released to rave reviews in 2013.
If the compilation of Brother Sun song samples didn’t play automatically when you came to this page, you can hear samples here:
Brother Sun samples compilation
Admission is $20/person, and may be paid by credit card via PayPal through the CONTRIBUTE tab at the RSVP link, by check mailed to Paul Johnson’s house, or at the door the night of the concert. 100% of all money received will go to our guest musicians!
BYOB (complimentary bottled water and snacks will be provided)
Visit Brother Sun’s website: http://www.brothersunmusic.com/
Date: Sunday November 10th, 7:15pm
Doors open 6:45pm, Concert starts at 7:15pm. We ask that everyone be seated by 7:10. Click the RSVP link for address and more details.