January 25, 2014
The last time Brother Sun appeared at Musical Lairs, they broke a record. Selling out a 100 seat venue, with dozens on a wait list, we offered a rare (as in never before) Sunday afternoon concert for the overflow. They are quite simply, not to be missed.
National touring artists Joe Jencks, Greg Greenway and Pat Wictor 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 - Chicago, Boston, and New York - Joe, Greg, and Pat celebrate the amazing power of singing together, their rich voices blending on a well-crafted foundation of guitar, slide guitar, bouzouki and piano.
"The real breakout artists [at Falcon Ridge] this year had to be Brother Sun... who've come together to form a trio that's all about harmony - in their music and in their lives. Their joyful music making earned them a standing ovation in their mainstage set." - John Platt, WFUV
"I just heard one of the best new songs of my life. The song is called "Trouble," and the group is called Brother Sun. Three magnificent male voices--together. Gives me the chills--in the nicest way ever!" - Gene Shay, WXPN
Simply put - it's live acoustic music in a private living room with an audience of friends, both new and old, and great food that everyone brings to share. The music is outstanding - these are very talented musicians. Most tour professionally, usually nationally, some even internationally. More...