"As the weather gets colder heading into November, you’re going to want to warm yourself up with some of the most unique sounds coming out of Vancouver. High on that list is VanCity’s own Norine Braun, with her signature funky folk-blues sound that simply cannot be matched.
Conventus The Eye Of The Heart, Norine’s forthcoming album, to be released independently on Nov 8th 2013, will build up an already solid base of support, after impressive festival showing over the last two years which saw her in front of audiences everywhere from the glitz and glam of Tokyo to the decidedly opposite fields of Chilliwack, B.C. The album tells of the singer/songwriter’s life, her ups and downs, of love, of betrayal, with heavy undertones of political events that touch everyone today.
Best listened to as loud as your neighbours will tolerate, Conventus is an incredibly strong offering from front to back. Strong and passionate, you are able to feel the artists soul, and that of the musicians playing with her. It’s immediately clear in “No More Reprise” a mere four songs into the album that her players believe in the message as much as she does, a feeling captured throughout the entirety of the album. It’s like Norine is able channel both KD Lang and Joni Mitchell concurrently, which in itself should say something. The power and soulfulness she offers up just has to be experienced.
Follow Norine at the following social media links to stay up to date on her upcoming release, you will be glad that you did."
"Her music sounds like the union of Nick Cave with Patti Smith & City and Colour deep in the Canadian forests." - Joshua Smotherman MTM
"An imaginative display of fine musicianship, potent vocals and heartfelt lyrics, talent like hers doesn't exactly come around too often." - Kevin Sellers Music Emission
Canadian artist Norine Braun bridges the gap between a singer-songwriter and a rock and roll performer.
Norine Braun's music falls somewhere in between the intimate, heartfelt approach of folk and the energy of pop, roots rock, just as if Joni Mitchell, kd lang and Colin James would join Patti Smith and Prince for a jam, somewhere in the vast wilderness of the Canadian landscape.
Her music blinks an eye to the past, while firmly looking forward, blending timeless elements such as blues, americana, soul and country and presenting them to the audience with a freshness and balance that are in tune with today's sensibilities.
Norine's eclectic approach to songwriting and her prowess as a heartfelt performer are the fundaments of her solid reputation within her local scene, and beyond: This talented artist received recognition from events such as L.A. Music Awards, The Best Female Musicians Magazine and many more.
Ever the chameleon, hardworking DIY Norine Braun is set to release her ninth studio album, adding to her
impressive and prolific catalogue."Conventus The Eye of the Heart", an inspired piece of music centered around the concept of "unions", something that affected Norine's life in several disguises and due out October 2013. Vancouver’s finest musicians have joined her again on the musical journey for Conventus. The amazing Adam Popowitz has produced, engineered and performed guitar/ bass on Conventus, the groovemeister Elliot Polsky performs on drums and percussion. Queen of the Trills Alice Fraser performs on keys and the Harmonica King Huggybear Leonard performs on blues harp and penny whistle.