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Jon Brooks w/ Mark Jewett and Amy Petty
Trinity House Theatre
Livonia, MI
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Jon Brooks w/ Mark Jewett and Amy Petty
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 whove not. Jon has the dubious honour of owning the record for the most nominations from The Canadian Folk Music Awards in the category of English Songwriter of the Year (2007/2009/2012/2015). In 2010 he became the 4th Canadian since 1975 to win the prestigious New Folk Award at The Kerrville Folk Festival. His seventh and latest album, Moth Nor Rust II, (Fallen Tree Records, 13.9.2019), revisits his 2009 solo acoustic set, Moth Nor Rust, with 10 years of artistic maturity and with his new band, The Outskirts of Approval.  The album, a fan favourite long out of print, begins with the idea that whatever makes us happily human happens also to be intangible: love, hope, trust, forgiveness, vigilance, faith, curiosity, memory, inspiration, courage, wonder and wonders paradoxical willingness to accept and embrace the ineffable and the unknown.  Jon Brooks & The Outskirts of Approval have an uncanny way of gently directing their audiences eyes both inward and outward on all our current existential fears and as well toward all that neither moth nor rust can touch. Moth Nor Rust II was produced by the original engineer, Jason LaPrade and co-produced by Brooks longtime friend, Neil Cruickshank. In Jons words, The song is an artform that operates in time and 10 years time has a way of transforming the songs in ways worthy of rerecording. The Outskirts of Approval include Joe Ernewein (electric guitar), John Showman (violin), and Vivienne Wilder (upright bass and vocals).

Mark Jewett is a Detroit area singer-songwriter. His work has been twice recognized by American Songwriter Magazine (2015 and 2017 Lyrics Contests) and twice by the For Song Sake Songwriting Challenge as (2013 and 2012). His listeners have noted similarities in his songwriting and delivery styles to a variety of artists, including Paul Simon, Willie Nelson, Jesse Winchester, Slaid Cleaves, Nick Lowe, and Michael Franks. While his music tends to defy any strict genre definition, you are likely to hear influences from folk, rock and pop to country and blues if you listen closely.

After decades of experience in bands as a singing bassist, he released a solo EP in 2011 and followed up the full length album, "Tending The Fire", in 2016.

Mark will be joined by Amy Petty.


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


Music > Americana
Music > Folk
Music > Singer/Songwriter

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


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