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Bio: The Brights is "an exciting new duo formed by two established singer-songwriters and well-respected instrumentalists, Don Bray and Alyssa Wright" [Orillia Packet & Times]. Roots music, tinged with gospel, country and blues is accompanied by guitar, cello, dobro, accordion, mandolin, and whatever... See Full BioMore Info
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Freewheeling Folk Show's 20th Anniversary ============================== FREEWHEELING 20th anniversary/1000 show!! 9.30 till 1pm "LIVE" with Fourwarned, The Acoustics, Sarah Beatty, Rae Billing, Allison Lupton Band w/Ian Bell, Edgar Breau, Dawn & Marra, Kim & Frank Koren, Wayne Krawchuk, the Ludgates, Mark McNeil, Ariel Rogers & Scott C. Smith, Steve Sinnicks, Brown Ale, Crabtree & Mills, Cindy Dell, Wendell Ferguson, Hotcha, Lynn Jackson, Richard Knechtal, Paul Langille, Donna Creighton, David Leask, Gathering Sparks (Eve Goldberg-Sam Turton-Jane Lewis), Tannis Slimmon, Ed Vandendool, Caroline Wiles, Laura Bird, The Brights, Linda McRae, and End of the Road featuring John Prince!!! 93.3 FM or online at http://cfmu.msumcmaster.ca
The Brights are headed to Broadway! ============================= Broadway Music Orangeville, that is... Roots duo The Brights will be kicking off Broadway Music Orangeville's Winter Concert Series on Saturday, February 15, at 8:00 pm. Tickets are $20, and can be reserved by calling Broadway Music at (519) 940-4810, visiting the store at 232 Broadway, or e-mailing email@example.com As one ticket-holder said, "This would certainly be a lovely way to celebrate Valentine's Day weekend!" – and in keeping with that sentiment, proceeds from refreshment sales will be donated to HAI Ontario which holds love, intimacy and sexuality workshops at the nearby Ecology Retreat Centre. The Brights (www.thebrights.ca) —————————————————--- "A couple of musical powerhouses… charismatic charm… experienced, gifted, original and extremely likeable. …jaw-dropping." [Jim Sinclair, Castlegar News, BC] "It's stellar, it's really nice to see quality out there… [they] work together so well, it's such a treat to hear those instruments together… the subtleties, the gorgeous subtleties of every little nuance!" ["Longevity" John Falkner, Duncan Garage Showroom, BC] "The thoughtful lyrics and musicality of the compositions and accompaniments engaged me fully and made the time fly too quickly. Creative, unique approach (and unique is good!)." [David Joyce, Newmarket Folk Society, ON] "one of the best Sessions I've ever seen!" [Chip Veinotte, Lunenburg Sessions, NS] THE BRIGHTS is "an exciting new duo formed by two established singer-songwriters and well-respected instrumentalists, Don Bray and Alyssa Wright" [Orillia Packet & Times]. Roots music, tinged with gospel, country and blues is accompanied by guitar, cello, Hawaiian king, accordion, mandolin, cajon, and whatever new sounds have recently tickled their fancy. With soulful harmonies and sensitive arrangements, The Brights present original songs in an easy-going, timeless style, equally at home in kitchen party or concert hall. Colleague Paul Court put it best after The Brights' performance at the Barrie Performing Arts Centre: A little him, a little her, a little them. Much more than the sum of the parts." Guitarist DON BRAY has impressed audiences from Hugh's Room to the Tuscon Folk Festival with his finely-crafted songs and highly spirited performances. "A brilliant songwriter… poetry married to an unsurpassed guitar style… lyrics clear as water" [David Francey, singer-songwriter]. Cellist ALYSSA WRIGHT has been described as "the best thing in a woman's voice since Ruthie Foster or Serena Ryder" [David Zub, concert presenter]. Her rich tone, passionate style and innate musicality have taken her to Massey Hall, the Banff Centre, and Harbourfront Centre. After years of accompanying each other's solo endeavours, Don and Alyssa were encouraged to make a more lasting collaboration, and The Brights was officially created in 2007. Since then, The Brights have shared their rootsy musical stylings an playful banter with audiences across Canada, including the Live From the Rock Festival, the Mariposa Folk Festival and Blue Skies, folk clubs from Nova Scotia's Harbour Folk Society to BC's Victoria Folk Music Society, as well as many of their favourites – house concerts! As their fan Robert Rountree exclaimed: "drop everything but your drawers and go see this group!"
The Brights make a special Valentine's Day appearance on Rogers Daytime Barrie. Show repeats at 4pm, 11pm and 4am.
Folk Music Ontario Showcase (Friday late night) The Brights will be presenting a 25-minute showcase at the Folk Music Ontario Conference late Friday / wee-hours-of-Saturday at 1:00am. Please join us in the Starlight Room, #303, along with some of our other musical friends. Starlight, StarBright -- you just KNOW we had to say it! :)
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