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Norine Braun

Award-winning independent Canadian recording artist and singer-songwriter, Norine Braun released her 11th full- length album. Through Train Windows was inspired by Norine Braun’s cross Canada Riding the Rails tour as Artist On Board with partner Alice Fraser last year. Travelling over 6000 kilometres from Vancouver to Toronto, Ottawa, Quebec City, Montreal and Halifax, Norine absorbed the ever changing vast and beautiful panoramas from the Rocky Mountains to endless prairie sunsets, boreal forests and the Atlantic ocean. With no wifi and time to reflect on nature and the paradoxes of life, Norine met and communed with the diversity of fellow sojourners from all over Canada and around the world. Following the tour, as a Musician in Residence at Banff Centre for the Arts and Creativity, Norine wrote most of these compelling songs in her studio facing Sleeping Buffalo Mountain. So climb aboard, sit back and close your eyes let the rhythm of the train soothe and inspire while conjuring up feelings of nostalgia and dreams.

The multi talented and Juno nominated Adam Popowitz produced this album and also plays bass and lead guitar on the recordings. Adam produced Gone To The Spirits the album behind my nomination for this year's Western Canadian Music Awards. Drummer Elliot Polsky returns as master percussionist, bluesmeister Huggybear Leonard on blues harp and of course Queen of the Trills Alice Fraser on her elegant keys and saxophonist extraordinare Steve Hilliam who plays with such greats as Colin James and the R&B Allstars is gracing the album on 4 songs.

The previous album is a masterful body of creative work titled "Gone To The Spirits" is based on the engaging and dramatic life story of Ququnak Paǂkiy who was a Two Spirit, Ktunaxa prophet, messenger, chief and guide who lived in the early and mid-19th century. Norine is of mixed ancestry Metis and Ukrainian and self identifies as Two Spirit. Norine has been nominated for the 2018 Western Canadian Music Awards as Spiritual Artist of the Year for this album.

An eclectic creator, Norine Braun expresses universal themes and paints refreshing and meaningful musical landscapes. At times miraculously taking the "Blues" to new heights . A relentless live performer, who is always true to herself and to those that embrace her work, Braun rides the crest of the wave of non-commercial stylists, delivering grit and sensitivity in one deep breath. Often compared to some of music's groundbreaking pioneers, Norine Braun is a unique gem, a diamond in the rough blossoming into a synergistic melting pot, that can only be defined as her own.

Norine Braun thrives on live performance and connecting with audiences worldwide. From New York City to Quebec City to Tokyo and beyond, Braun has performed at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games, at theatres, festivals, coffeehouses, casinos and clubs. Her appearances on the main stages of numerous festivals including the Vancouver Pride festival and an appearance on Breakfast Television have established her presence and grown her fan base.

Devotedly universal in her lyrical content and accessible to listeners who hold her words close to their heart, such is the norm for this seasoned songsmith. Norine has the uncanny ability to deliver captivating versatile vocals and harmonies that pull at the listener’s heart. She is certainly an indie tour de force, who forges ahead to add surprising layers of colour and is a deep breath of fresh air, to the vast wilderness of the Canadian musical landscape.

Discography
1996 Modern Anguish
1999 Miles To Go
2000 Crow
2001 Norine Braun and the Mood Swings
2003 Now and Zen
2007 Evolution of the Blood Star
2008 Acoustically Inclined
2010 Lost Tracks Bootleg Digital EP/I Believe You Single
2011 No. 8
2013 Conventus The Eye of the Heart
2015 Kind of Jazz Digital Album Only
2015 Songs For Christmas Digital Album Only
2016 Gone To The Spirits
2017 Kind of Blues
2019 Through Train Windows

Film/Television Music Credits
2000 Wings Over Canada (TV)
2001 Internecine (short film)
2010 Behind the Eight Ball (feature film)
2015 Inspire (documentary)
2018 The Snot That Ate Port Harry (animated feature)

Awards/Grants/Residencies:

2018 Western Canadian Music Award Nominee Spiritual Artist of the Year for
Gone To The Spirits

2017 The Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity Musician in Residence

2017 Finalist in the national Canadian Songwriting Competition
for the song Coyote from Gone To The Spirits

2014 Canada Council For the Arts Professional Musicians Grant for Gone To The Spirits album composition

2010 FACTOR Showcase Grant for Kansai International Music
Conference Showcase Performer Osaka Japan and Tokyo
Showcase

2008 Winner Los Angeles Independent International Music
Awards Female Singer-Songwriter of The Year Jazz Category
for song Crystallize

2006 Winner Artists For Literacy Songs Inspired By
Literature International Songwriting Competition for song
Conformity 451.

Partial list of Venues Played:
National Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site 2018
Talking Stick Festival 2018
The Carleton Halifax NS 2017
Via Rail Artist On Board Vancouver to Toronto and Montreal to Halifax October 2017
CKRL Live at Le Sacrilege Bar Quebec City 2017
Fou-Bar Quebec City 2017
Avante-garde Bar Ottawa 2017
Junction City Music Hall Toronto 2017
Gabriola Island Music Festival 2017
Desert Daze Music Festival 2017
Music at the Cannery Concert Series 2017
Davie Street Party 2017
Poco Summer In the City Concert Series 2017
National Aboriginal Day Trout Lake 2017
Kanata Festival 2017
Vancouver Pride Main stage 2016
Keep up with Norine’s goings-on online at www.norinebraun.com

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