ANNOUNCES UPCOMING TOUR DATES, INCLUDING A WESTERN CANADIAN TOUR WITH ERIN COSTELO
TORONTO, ON - JANUARY 16, 2019 - Singer-Songwriter Don Brownrigg likes to take his time between albums. But it isn't because he is having writer’s block - far from it. He is refueling his soul with various life experiences. Since his last album, he has traveled to China as a puppeteer, pursued a degree in Osteopathy, worked behind the scenes as a festival presenter, and fell in and out of love twice. These elements are what helped form the thematic foundation of his newest album, Fireworks (independent), due out on February 22, 2019. Today, Brownrigg shares with the world the brand new video for the single Bad Timing. Watch here. The song was recently added to Stingray's "Adult Alternative" channel, SiriusXM's "North Americana" channel, syndicated on CBC Radio One, and is up for voting on the CBC Music Top 20. He’ll kick off his tour in support of the album with fellow East Coast artist Erin Costelo on March 30th. Tour dates and full details can be found below and at http://donbrownrigg.ca/.
LISTEN & BUY BAD TIMING HERE: http://donbrownrigg.ca/bad-timing/
"Bad Timing is an empathetic view on not being available to someone but understanding what they need and want from you. Rarely do timing and feelings align perfectly - for me, at least. It is a song on the album about me having to back away and reject someone where several others are about me having unrequited love." - Don Brownrigg
Bad Timing Video - Directed by Devon Pennick-Reilly
The 10 songs on Fireworks find Brownrigg sorting through the emotional journey of the last few years, coming to terms with mental health questions, sexuality, and romantic relationships.
“I had two big relationships in the writing of this and was at two opposite points of view in them. In one relationship, I was the one stifling, clipping it, pushing away, closing myself in, and then I was the opposite the next time. So looking back at that, seeing the similarities, what I wanted from each one, what I had to give, but also the shitty things I did, or the good things I did, or the shitty things the other person might have done.”
Listeners will hear those tensions play out in the album’s lead-off single, the moody, evocative Room For Me, the darkly sparkling Strum and Rhyme, and the urgent apology contained in the new single Bad Timing. Brownrigg teamed up with award-winning producer and friend Daniel Ledwell (Good Lovelies, Rich Aucoin, Jenn Grant). Between the two, they recorded all the vocals, and the bulk of the instruments as well, save strings and drums. For those, they brought in Kinley Dowling (Kinley, Hey Rosetta!) on violin and viola, and Tom Terrell (Modern Grass) on drums.
1. FROM YOU (3:18)
2. BAD TIMING (3:38)
3. TAKE A REST (3:36)
4. PERFECT POEM (3:19)
5. NOWHERE AT ALL (3:23)
6. STRUM AND RHYME (3:55)
7. TOM’S DINER (Suzanne Vega Cover) (4:10)
8. MY WAY (3:43)
9. ROOM FOR ME (3:30)
10. YOU KNOW (4:57)
ALBUM COVER ART DOWNLOAD
BAD TIMING SINGLE ARTWORK DOWNLOAD
PROMO PHOTO BY MONICA PHUNG PHOTOGRAPHY | DOWNLOAD
UPCOMING TOUR DATES
Saturday, March 30 - Sidney, BC @ St. Paul's United Church*
Tuesday, April 2 - Calgary, AB @ The Ironwood*
Thursday, April 4 - Edmonton, AB @ The Station*
Friday, April 5 - Saskatoon, SK @ The Bassment*
Saturday, April 6 - Regina, SK @ The Artesian*
Wednesday, April 10 - St. John's, NL @ The Black Sheep
Saturday, April 13 - Margaretsville, NS @ Evergreen Theatre
Wednesday, April 17 - Toronto, ON @ The Burdock
Thursday, April 18 - Ottawa, ON @ National Arts Centre&
Friday, June 7 - Halifax, NS @ The Carleton
* w/ Erin Costelo
& w/ Kim Harris
What's The Story about Don Brownrigg?
Brownrigg writes heartfelt, atmospheric, moody songs that showcase his smooth baritone, bug-in-your-brain melodies, and evocative lyrics that let listeners find a little something of themselves. That connection is evidenced in the success of Brownrigg’s first two albums. “Sweet Dream Sleeper,” the first single from It Takes All Kinds… hit number one on the East Coast Countdown radio show, was a top five hit on CBC Radio Two’s Top Twenty Countdown, and “Breathe” found placement on television shows like Blacklist and American Idol. Brownrigg’s songs have been streamed more than 1.4 million times on Spotify, and half a million times on Youtube. Brownrigg has played for audiences at the Calgary Folk Festival, World Pride, the Regina Folk Festival, and the Halifax Pop Explosion, and has supported artists like Serena Ryder, Great Lake Swimmers, and Shawn Colvin.