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Jon Brooks w/ Billy Brandt
Trinity House Theatre
Livonia, MI
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Jan 11, 2019 8:00 PM



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General $18.00 ($19.62 w/service fee)
 
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Jon Brooks w/ Billy Brandt
It's a perilous and irresponsible life that pursues an ancient vocation incapable of modern recompense.  Im at once consoled and terrified by Leonard Cohen's comment that 'songwriting is not a vocation, but a sentence...' Its true that fame and money are the jurors and legislators of success in the current age; and at the mercy of such a court I am unanimously judged a failure.  But I cant help but question such narrow measures of success.  Since 2006 I have released 5 albums I remain wholly proud of; I've enjoyed the outrageous honour of being blessed to perform for thousands of open hearted and friendly souls the Western world over; as well, The Canadian Folk Music Awards has deemed me worthy of being nominated - a record 4 times - for 'English Songwriter of the Year' (2007/2009/2012/2015); in 2010, I became the 4th Canadian since 1975 to win the prestigious Kerrville (Texas) Folk Festival 'New Folk Award.' And yet still, on my best day, The Song is woefully all I know.  And on many more days, I don't feel I know The Song at all.  Like beauty, The Song remains an eternal mystery to me; and, as often as I chase it, I spend my time considering dropping the sad pursuit altogether for something more secure, more responsible.  But I'm stuck.  The irreconcilable problem is this: I know no other thing more intimately than The Song - and outside of kindness, it's the one thing in the mournful world I've occasionally touched that ascends with purpose, force, and love and so I stay seeking it more or less blindly.

I write songs to calm those whove looked into, and seen, what is in their hearts.  I also write songs to terrify those who have not.  Jon Brooks

Billy Brandt is a multiple-award-winning Detroit area singer-songwriter, whose rootsy, folky, psychedelic alt-country background underpins strong songwriting and an adventurous spirit. A mainstay of the local Detroit scene, Billy's collaborations with other artists are near-legendary - and you're as likely to find him out playing with former protegee Jill Jack, or his 'Celticana' duo with Sarana VerLin, or his roots rock combo Grievous Angel, as you are to find him solo. His excellent solo album 'The Mission Band' showcases both his songwriting and his performance collaborations, and is well worth more than one listen. Billy's love for music is infectious, and his embrace of different genres brings a richness and an expanse to his shows. Be prepared for a genial, convivial, and musically rewarding evening with songs you know, songs you might know, and songs you will discover and treasure. And will earworm you unmercifully.

Location

Trinity House Theatre (View)
38840 West Six Mile
Livonia, MI 48152
United States


Categories

Music > Americana
Music > Folk
Music > Rock
Music > Singer/Songwriter

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: No

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Owner: Trinity House Theatre
On BPT Since: Jul 05, 2015
 
Trinity House Theatre
734-464-6302
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www.trinityhousetheatre.or...
 

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