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Sounds Like: Nick Cave and Warren Ellis, Leonard Cohen, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Waits, Morrissey Official
Label: Borealis Records, LoveCat Music
Manager: US Representative: Josh Dunson, Real People's Music, Canadian Bookings: Bob Wilson, Live Tour Artists
Favourite Awards,Developments and Nominations
October 2014: Midwest -Southwest CD Release tour for the Borealis recording The Smiling and Beautiful Countryside: Murder Ballads
2013: Kerrville Mainstagev2012: Nominated for the Third time for the Canadian Folk Music Award English Songwriter of t...See Full Bio
“Great songwriters, like the best artists in any discipline, defy convention and confound those who seek comparisons. Toronto's Jon Brooks stands among an exalted few in the enduring Canadian song tradition – Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Fred Eaglesmith, Bruce Cockburn – as a lyricist, composer and performer with a fierce commitment to his craft and his vision. His second release, Ours and the Shepherds, earned Brooks a best-songwriter nomination at the 2007 Canadian Folk Music Awards; an achievement repeated this year with his third album, Moth Nor Rust, a call to arms, in the best Pete Seeger spirit, to those weighed down in an uncaring and troubled world. ”