Brooklyn's Best Venues for Contempory
AND Traditional Music
BROTHER SUN with special guest HONOR FINNEGAN
SATURDAY, APRIL 30, 2016 -- 8:00 P.M.
First Unitarian Church -- Pierrepont St. at Monroe Pl. -- Brooklyn Heights, NY 11201
$30 (advance) or $35 (at the door)
National Touring Artists Greg Greenway, Pat Wictor, and Joe Jencks have made their mark as veteran touring singer-songwriters,
but BROTHER SUN is no songwriter's round. The trio's harmonies, as much as their lyrics, tell what they are about: warm as a
campfire, stirring as a gospel church, rousing as a call to arms. 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.
From three major points on the map Boston, New York, and Chicago - Greg, Pat, and Joe have blended themselves into Brother Sun:
a unique celebration of the amazing power of singing together. As they will tell you, the music of Brother Sun is not resident
in any one of them - but rather it exists in the space between them. Audiences feel this sincerity immediately. Their combined
musical skills make for an unforgettable experience - three rich voices blending on a well-crafted foundation of guitar, slide
guitar, piano, ukulele, and bouzouki.
Brother Sun's self-titled debut CD announced to the world that these respected singer-songwriters had banded together to produce
some of the most powerful male harmonies on the acoustic music scene. After two years of nationwide touring and performances
marked by outstanding songwriting, ethereal harmonies, off-the-cuff humor, and standing ovations, they have released Some Part
of the Truth, a CD that goes a large step further in revealing Brother Sun not only as singers, but as complete musicians.
Some Part of the Truth is cinematic in its sweep, each song like a short film. The CD takes listeners on an evocative and vivid
journey through America's cities and heartlands, where unsung heroes struggle and sometimes win the daily battles of life and
love. Grammy-winning Producer Ben Wisch shaped the mood and atmosphere of each song, with Greenway, Wictor, and Jencks all
providing instrumental touches ranging from subtle to bold. Superlative bassist Zev Katz, percussionist Joe Bonadio, and cellist
Brian Sanders fill out the sound beautifully. With even richer and more varied arrangements than on their debut, Brother Sun
keeps reaching farther, and their obvious joy in singing together gives this latest CD its indelible optimism.
The response to the trio's music has been tremendous! From main stage performances with standing ovations at Kerrville,
Falcon Ridge, Philadelphia, Old Songs, Connecticut and other Folk Festivals; to sold out concerts throughout the U.S.A,
Brother Sun has earned the respect of fans, colleagues, and presenters alike. And, their music and message appeals to fans of
both contemporary and traditional music.
HONOR FINNEGAN is the Susan Boyle of quirky indie folk, only hotter. Her songs are humorous then heartbreaking with melodies
that soar. Based in New York City, she has been making a splash in the northeastern regional folk scene with her original songs
and ukulele playing. Combining elements of musical theatre, comedy, traditional folk, and poetry, Honor is cooler than the other
side of the pillow.
Honor Finnegan was born and raised on the South Side of Chicago and learned to appreciate a variety of people and music living
in a mostly African American neighborhood and sitting in the back seat of her single mothers car listening to the radio for long
periods of time. When Honor was 11 her dream of being an actress came true when she was cast in the 1st National Tour of "Annie".