| musician, singer-songwriter|
guitar, keyboard instruments, trombone
O Witness, Other People's Heavens, Geronimo
Folk rock, Alternative rock
Bourbon Tabernacle Choir, Chris Brown and Kate Fenner, Barenaked Ladies
Kate Fenner, Rihanna, Paula DeAnda, Stephen Hague
Hugh Christopher Brown
Chris Brown (Canadian musician) Wikipedia
Hugh Christopher Brown is a Canadian singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist.
Brown was one of the primary singers and songwriters for the alternative rock band Bourbon Tabernacle Choir in the 1980s and 1990s. When that band broke up, he continued performing as a duo with his Bourbon bandmate Kate Fenner. Brown has accompanied dozens of notable musicians on stage, including a six-month stint as a member of Barenaked Ladies in 1998 filling in for Kevin Hearn while Hearn battled leukemia.
Brown released a solo album, Burden of Belief, in 2003. He performs this material both solo and with Tony Scherr, Anton Fier, and Teddy Kumpel as Chris Brown and the Citizens' Band. The group's album Oblivion was released in 2007.
Also in 2007, musical contributions from Brown were included on Salamandre, the soundtrack for architectural designer Eric Clough's Mystery on Fifth Avenue apartment renovation project. Along with Fenner, he composed original music: four melodies of inspiration through four centuries of music, including renaissance, classical, Victorian, a Vetentian waltz, jazz, ragtime, blues, folk, and funk.
He is also the founder of Pros and Cons Program bringing recording arts to prisons and creating musical works for charities. The Pros and Cons Program has become internationally recognized as ground breaking in fields of restorative justice and inmate mentorship, with the support of The David Rockefeller Fund.
Brown has recently launched Wolfe Island Records as a home for the prison music and the many artists he produces and collaborates with, including Fenner, Suzanne Jarvie, David Corley, One River, The Mermaids, Hadley McCall Thaxton and The Stephen Stanley Band. He is currently at work on his latest project, PACEM.
Chris currently lives in Wolfe Island where he tours solo and performs with local musicians in a band called Open Hearts Society.Burden of Belief – 2003
Oblivion – 2007
Other People's Heavens – 1997
Geronimo – 1999
Great Lakes Bootleg – 2000
O Witness – 2001
Songs – 2003
Go On – 2004
First Taste of Bourbon – 1987
If Hell Had a Houseband – 1989
Sister Anthony – 1990
Superior Cackling Hen – 1992
Shy Folk – 1995
Simply the Best 1985–1995 – 2000
Ani DiFranco – Out of Range
Ashley MacIsaac – Hi™ How Are You Today?
Barenaked Ladies – Gordon, Born on a Pirate Ship
Big Sugar – Five Hundred Pounds
Crash Test Dummies – I Don't Care That You Don't Mind, Jingle All the Way, Puss 'n' Boots, Songs of the Unforgiven
Christian Doscher – Go Where You're Loved
DJ Logic – The Zen of Logic
Hermine Deurloo – Crazy Clock
Jason Collett – Idols of Exile
Rosanna Goodman – My Old Man ("Yellow Coat" and, with Kate Fenner, "The Ballad of Penny Evans")
Jesse Harris and the Ferdinandos – The Secret Sun
Kate Fenner – Horses and Burning Cars
Teddy Kumpel – Songs in Tomato Sauce
Luther Wright and the Wrongs – Rebuild the Wall, Guitar Pickin' Martyrs
Natasha Alexandra (NLX) – Behind Your Back
Po' Girl – Vagabond Lullabies
Propagandhi – Potemkin City Limits
Rheostatics – Whale Music, Introducing Happiness
The Tragically Hip – Music @ Work
Tom Jones – Burning Down The House
Tony Scherr – Come Around, Twist in the Wind
Rod Alonzo – Cyclists (co-producer, arranger, keyboards)
We Want Peace On Earth
Bridge to Music – Indie Sounds From Brooklyn's Underground
My Old Man: A Tribute to Steve Goodman