Through Train Windows
Climb aboard, sit back and close your eyes, let the rhythm of this roots rock train soothe and inspire your dry bones.
Through Train Windows was inspired by Norine Braun’s cross Canada Riding the Rails tour as Artist On Board with partner Alice Fraser last year. Travelling over 6000 kilometres from Vancouver to Toronto, Ottawa, Quebec City, Montreal and Halifax, Norine absorbed the ever changing vast and beautiful panoramas from the Rocky Mountains to endless prairies, boreal forests and Atlantic ocean. With no wifi and time to reflect on nature and the paradoxes of life, Norine met and communed with the diversity of fellow sojourners from all over Canada and around the world. Following the tour, as a Musician in Residence at Banff Centre for the Arts and Creativity, Norine wrote most of these compelling songs in her studio facing Sleeping Buffalo Mountain. So climb aboard, sit back and close your eyes let the rhythm of the train soothe and inspire while conjuring up feelings of nostalgia and dreams amid inner and outer landscapes.
Producer: Adam Popowitz Mixing and Mastering: Rear Window Song and Sound Studios Norine Braun: Vocals/Acoustic Guitar/Rhythm Guitar Adam Popowitz: Lead Guitar/Bass: Elliot Polsky: Drums/Percussion: Alice Fraser: Keys and Harmony Vocals on Rue St. Jean and I’m Going Home Huggybear Leonard: Blues Harp Steve Hilliam: Tenor Sax
All songs Words and Music by Norine Braun except I’m Going Home and Rue St. Jean Words and Music: Alice Fraser and Norine Braun . Crosses and Sweetgrass Words: Norine Braun and Music: Russell Wallace and Norine Braun
Accolades: 2018 Western Canadian Music Award Nominee
2017 The Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity Musician in Residence
2017 Finalist Canadian Songwriting Competition for song Coyote
2015 Canada Council For the Arts Professional Musicians Grant for Songwriting
2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics Venue performer
2010 Kansai International Music Conference Showcase Performer Osaka Japan and Tokyo Showcase
Winner Los Angeles Independent International Music 16th Annual Awards Female Singer- Songwriter of The Year Jazz Category for song Crystallize
Winner Artists For Literacy Songs Inspired By Literature International Songwriting Competition for song Conformity 451