Bright Brown and Pat Kearns
An afternoon of great folk
Pat and Susan Kearns w/ Bright Brown
Saturday, June 11th
Doors 2 / Show 3
$10 advanced / $15 day of show
Pat Kearns is an American record producer and engineer. His credits include Guitar Romantic by The Exploding Hearts, By The Time Your Rocket Gets to Mars by Jerry Joseph, Changes by The Reverberations and A Thousand Guitars by Terry & Louie. Pat Kearns fronted the acclaimed powerpop group, Blue Skies For Black Hearts. In 2016, he released his debut solo album, So Long City and left Portland for the Mojave Desert. Down In The Wash was recorded and mixed using solar powered electricity in the Kearns’ 550 square foot homestead cabin. Near the cabin, Pat and Susan are building a large off grid recording studio which will open in the Fall of 2019.
“Pat Kearns might have been excused if he chose to simply rest on his reputation and relegate himself to an inconspicuous role within his band or to a supporting player for one of his clients. Instead, he’s opted to position himself front and center with only the barest accompaniment and the most minimal of instrumentation. The results are manifest in an album that is exceedingly tranquil throughout…” – Lee Zimmerman, No Depression
Bright Brown is sonic cinema. Bittersweet layers and textures abound, and beautifully crafted songs exist at the core. Alex Nahas’ verse boldly chooses to sit “between the meager and the mundane” elevating the everyday. He generates a broad sonic palette on the rarely seen, Chapman Stick conjuring up a filmic landscape.
“…Bright Brown bring an ideal soundtrack to the crisp, autumn air. …Sounds range from sparse and repetitive like a piece for avant-garde dance to expansive and melodic like the theme from a western where everyone dies in the same pool of blood.” – The Deli NYC