All of us at Borealis are really pleased to announce that Jon Brooks has joined our musical family. Jon’s deft pen and rich musicality easily place him among today’s top songwriters, but we think that the Toronto Star’s Greg Quill said it best:
“Great songwriters, like the best artists in any discipline, defy convention and confound those who seek comparisons. Toronto’s Jon Brooks stands among an exalted few in the enduring Canadian song tradition – Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Fred Eaglesmith, Bruce Cockburn – as a lyricist, composer and performer with a fierce commitment to his craft and his vision. He’s proud to call himself a folksinger at a time when that particular f-word has ceased to have much meaning to armies of wannabe artists seeking little more than ordinary fame and glory.”
“Until love and compassion enters all levels of politics, the folk singer remains fully employed.” Jon Brooks
Come join us – Tuesday May 1st. 9:00 PM at Toronto’s Gladstone Hotel as we celebrate Jon’s joining our family of great artists.
The Gladstone – 1214 Queen Street West Toronto $10.00/Door
Find out more about Jon and his music here.