Jon Brooks

Jon Brooks

Genre: Singer/Songwriter

“It’s a perilous and irresponsible life that pursues an ancient vocation incapable of modern recompense.  I’m at once consoled and terrified by Leonard Cohen’s comment that ‘songwriting is not a vocation, but a sentence…’

It’s true that fame and money are the jurors and legislators of success in the current age; and at the mercy of such a court I am unanimously judged a failure.  But I can’t help but question such narrow measures of success.  Since 2006 I have released 5 albums I remain wholly proud of. I’ve enjoyed the outrageous honour of being blessed to perform for thousands of open hearted and friendly souls the Western world over.

As well, The Canadian Folk Music Awards has deemed me worthy of being nominated – a record 4 times – for ‘English Songwriter of the Year’ (2007/2009/2012/2015); in 2010, I became the 4th Canadian since 1975 to win the prestigious Kerrville (Texas) Folk Festival ‘New Folk Award.’ And yet still, on my best day, The Song is woefully all I know. 

And on many more days, I don’t feel I know The Song at all.  Like beauty, The Song remains an eternal mystery to me; and, as often as I chase it, I spend my time considering dropping the sad pursuit altogether for something more secure, more ‘responsible.’  But I’m stuck.  The irreconcilable problem is this: I know no other thing more intimately than The Song – and outside of kindness, it’s the one thing in the mournful world I’ve occasionally touched that ascends with purpose, force, and love and so I stay seeking it more or less blindly.” – Jon Brooks

Jon Brooks writes songs to calm those who’ve looked into and seen what is in their hearts; he also writes songs to terrify those who have not. Each of his last 4 albums have earned a Canadian Folk Music Award nomination for ‘Songwriter of the Year.’ He’ll win next year.

 

 

 

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Whitehorse, YT

Location:Whitehorse, YT

With: Jon Brooks

Playing: Singer/Songwriter

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Atlin, YT

Location:Atlin, YT

With: Jon Brooks

Playing: Singer/Songwriter

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Crag Lake, BC

Location:Crag Lake, BC

With: Jon Brooks

Playing: Singer/Songwriter

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Marsh Lake, YT

Location:Marsh Lake, YT

With: Jon Brooks

Playing: Singer/Songwriter

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Whitehorse, YT

Location:Whitehorse, YT

With: Jon Brooks

Playing: Singer/Songwriter

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Haines Junction, YT

Location:Haines Junction, YT

With: Jon Brooks

Playing: Singer/Songwriter

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Whitehorse, YT

Location:Whitehorse, YT

With: Jon Brooks

Playing: Singer/Songwriter

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Faro, YT

Location:Faro, YT

With: Jon Brooks

Playing: Singer/Songwriter

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Mayo, YT

Location:Mayo, YT

With: Jon Brooks

Playing: Singer/Songwriter

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Dawson City, YT

Location:Dawson City, YT

With: Jon Brooks

Playing: Singer/Songwriter

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Inuvik, NT

Location:Inuvik, NT

With: Jon Brooks

Playing: Singer/Songwriter

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