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New Album out May 12 on the Borealis/Stony Plain label!

“… a wonderful triumph for acoustic blues and the originators of these great spirited songs. There is not a weak cut on the album. …Gettin’ Together is the pure acoustic blues played as well as it can be—sheer musical pleasure, wall to wall. Everything just feels right and good—most sweet, spicy and soulful.”

   (Frank Matheis, Living Blues)

For more reviews, check out the Reviews Page.



ROOTS VERSATILITY - MUSICAL INTEGRITY

“Arguably the finest acoustic blues artist in this country”
   -Globe and Mail (Toronto), 

“His originals reek of musty back porch Appalachian family jams. His proficiency on strings is exemplary.”

   -Mike Greenblatt, Goldmine (USA)

“Michael Jerome Browne... magnifies the magnificence of 1920s and 1930s country blues numbers... A singer of clarity and character, he is as skilled on banjo and mandolin as he is on valuable old guitars.” 
   -Frank-John Hadley, Downbeat
 

“... one of Canada’s most significant musical exports; a finger-picking stylist with a hugely talented and nuanced delivery.”

   -Iain Patience, Elmore Magazine (USA), also appeared in Blues Magazine (Netherlands)

"Michael Jerome Browne is probably one of the finest musicians who is well versed in so many interrelated genres when it comes to roots, Americana, blues, Cajun, you name it, Michael has got it under his belt in a big way and instruments in his backpack. I first heard him on a Calgary Folk Music Festival stage and he played a gourd banjo with such authority and such knowledge of how far it goes back. It really sounded African to me... we ended up recording quite a few things and touring together as well. Any chance I get to hear Michael and then play with him is a chance I'll leap at."

    -Eric Bibb, interview in Talking Music by Holger Petersen

“Michael Jerome Browne is one of the best country blues guitarists ever to record.”
   -ED Denson, record producer, co-founder of Takoma Records and Kicking Mule Records, Manager (Country Joe & the Fish, others)

"Nowadays, [Michael Jerome Browne] can be considered as one of the finest players in the acoustic blues. Anyone who questions that should listen to his 2015 Borealis release Sliding Delta, which showcases his stunning traditional blues mastery."
   -Frank Matheis, thecountryblues.com

“...a fine singer, his sturdy voice rings with authenticity... Browne makes dusty old blues sound effortless, lively and natural.”
   -Lynn Saxberg, Ottawa Citizen

AWARDS and NOMINATIONS:

 

-6 JUNO Nominations:

       -Best Blues Album for:

            -“Gettin’ Together” (2023)

            -"That's Where It's At" (2019)

            -“Sliding Delta” (2015)

            -“Drive On” (2001)

            -“Michael  Jerome Browne” (1999)

       -Best Roots & Traditional Album, Solo for:

            -"Michael Jerome Browne & the Twin Rivers String Band" (2004)

 

-Winner of 3 Canadian Folk Music Awards (CFMAs) (5 total nominations, 2008-2020):

       -Traditional Singer of the Year (2015)

       -Solo Artist of the Year (2012)

       -Solo Artist of the Year (2008)

 

-35 Maple Blues (Toronto Blues Society) Nominations (1999-2023) in the following categories:

       -Blues With A Feeling- Lifetime Achievement (Winner, 2019),

       -Acoustic Act (Winner, 2001) 

       -Male Vocalist of the year

       -Guitarist of the year

       -Songwriter of the year

       -Producer of the year

       -Recording of the year

       -Entertainer of the Year

 

-New Folk Finalist, Kerrville Folk Festival, Kerrville, TX (2012)

 

-Winner of Folqui Award, Folquébec (2004), Montréal QC

 

-Best Canadian Acoustic Blues Artist (1998), Real Blues Awards, Victoria, BC

 


Blues, Old Time, Cajun, Country, Soul and Swing.  Roots music is the music I play on guitars, banjos, fiddle, mandolin and harmonica. It is also the music I sing. A wide repertoire of all variety of songs. Songs that are traditional, original and interpreted.
 
For over thirty years now, I have studied, composed, and recorded many kinds of roots music, and performed on many continents.
 
If you, like me, are nourished and inspired by this kind of music, I invite you to explore my site. With any luck, I'll be playing somewhere near your town sometime soon. If not, I have many recordings to choose from, and you can listen to some of them here. (You can click below, and for more, check out the Music page).
 

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