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Tom Brosseau / Doug Tielli @ Art Jericho, Oxford
Saturday 11 April 2015, 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tom Brosseau is a folksinger and songwriter from North Dakota. He comes from a working family with a musical background, though none have received formal training. His grandmother Lillian Uglem taught him the acoustic guitar while he was in grade school. He has toured Japan, Canada, Portugal, Iceland, Australia; performed in bars, backyards, grand halls, subways, theaters, old folks homes; exchanged songs and poetry with many talented folks, including Susan Orlean, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Patrick Marber, Bonnie Raitt and the late Sam Hinton. Mayor Mike Brown presented Brosseau the Key to the City of Grand Forks, North Dakota in 2007 for his album of original work entitled Grand Forks. The songs were based on the devastating Red River flood of 1997.
The brother of Martin (Rheostatics) and John (Metal Kites), Doug Tielli has become a fixture of Toronto’s underground music scene, using his talents in a variety of local acts such as The Silt, Drumheller, and The Reveries, alongside contemporaries such as Ryan Driver and Eric Chenaux. Hints of African high life, British folk, free-improvisation, Brazilian spirituals and blue eyed soul gracefully come together in Doug Tielli’s second release, Keresley. The record is a wide spray of textures, dynamics and styles and feels unified by Doug’s fluid voice and musicianship.
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