Mark Bragg CD Release for “Your Kiss” at The Rock House, St. John’s Friday
St. John’s, NL – September 15, 2011 - Mark Bragg opens the “Your Kiss” tour at the Rock House in St. John’s Friday night and then heads out on a tour throughout the East Coast, Quebec and Ontario. Mark received international acclaim for his past two albums, Bear Music, and The Reckless Kind. We spoke with Mark prior to starting his tour and you can listen to that interview below on our Soundlcoud file.
Mark Bragg discusses his new CD "Your Kiss" by eastcoastkitchenparty
Bragg is as strong a storyteller as he is a musician and bandleader. Bragg and his outstanding band recorded Your Kiss live off the floor in Stage House Studios in St. Philips, Newfoundland. Everything was recorded in the same room at the same time... bass, drums, guitar, keys, vocals, band backups, everything.
Says Bragg of the live experience, “As a bandleader and vocalist who writes narrative fiction, I have a lot of license about how it's delivered. Its role-playing, or acting I guess, whatever you want to call it. It doesn't really feel like acting though, because a rock band on a stage isn't a contrived environment. It is pounding drums, blaring amps, pumped up musicians, it's natural. And I'm whoever I've written about this time, probably a murderer full of rage and desire or something like that, spitting lyrics into the midst. It's way too fun."
Bragg was awarded the CBC Galaxie Rising Star Award and the regional winner of the CBC "Great Canadian Music Dream." In 2006, he also won the Music NL ‘Alternative Artist of the Year’ and was nominated for two ECMA’s for ‘Alternative Album of the Year’ for both Bear Music and The Restless Kind.
Fri, Sep 16 - St. John's - The Rock House
Thu Sep 22 - Guelph - TBA
Fri Sep 23 - Windsor - Phog Lounge
Sat Sep 24 - London - Grooves Record Store (Afternoon In-store)
Sat Sep 24 - London - Call the Office
Sun Sep 25 - Hamilton - Casbah
Tue Sep 27 - Kingston - The Mansion
Wed Sep 28 - Peterborough - The Attic
Thu Sep 29 - Toronto - The Garrison
Fri Sep 30 - Ottawa - Zaphods
Sat Oct 01 - Quebec City - TBA
Thu Nov 17 - Charlottetown - TBA
Fri Nov 18 - Halifax - The Seahorse
Sat Nov 20 - Moncton - Plan B