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I started a quest to find terrific blues music and incredible musicianship when I was just a little kid. I also have a tremendous appreciation of fine musical instruments and equipment. One of my greatest joys all of my life was sharing my finds with my friends. I'm now publishing my journey. I hope that you come along!
Field Recording: An Astonishing New CD
FromKevin Breit & The
Upper York Mandolin
Canadian artistKevin Breitis without a doubt one of North America’s
most enigmatic and multifaceted guitarists. Considered a “guitarist’s guitarist”,
Breithas recorded with
Norah Jones, Rosanne Cash, k.d. Lang,
Hugh Laurie, Holly Cole, Amos Lee, Jane Siberry, Molly Johnson, Serena Ryder,
Natalie McMaster, Jane Bunnett, and many others.
career as an in demand guitarist has seen him garner multiple awards and
accolades - he has performed on recordings that have earned ten Grammy
Breit is a member
of the popular all male quartet, Sisters Euclid. Their brilliant disc, Run Neil Run, was received a Juno Award
for best instrumental recording in 2006. With the Sisters Euclid, he has
recorded ten albums, and received a Juno Award for the Run Neil Run recording.
They have performed throughout Canada and Europe several times. Several of the
group’s compositions have been featured in movies, television and radio
programs. In 2009, they were presented
with the award for Electric Jazz Group of the Year from the National Jazz
Awards. Kevin has recorded three albums with Harry Manx, and was awarded the
Maple Blues Award for Acoustic Act of the Year in 2007.Breit’s trio, Folkalarm,
has recorded five CDs and toured throughout Canada. He has recorded three solo
discs for his label, Poverty Playlist. His group, the Stretch Orchestra, was
awarded a Juno for Best Instrumental Recording in 2012.
Always on the
lookout for new musical adventures, Kevin Breit has partnered with the Upper
York Mandolin Orchestra to release this collection of 11 brilliant
originals.Field Recording showcases Breit’s adept
skills on the mandolin and vocals as well as masterful, thought provoking and
sometimes quirky lyrics.