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Mokai & Magic Brook In San Francisco

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

Mokai invited me to play during his artist-in-residency at The Bazaar Cafe in San Francisco. Mokai is playing every Tuesday night in January. He’s hosting other guitarists at each performance. I’ll be at the Bazaar Cafe on January 15th. Each show starts at 7PM. I’ve already written about Mokai’s dynamic and well crafted shows. He’s […]

Red Devil Lounge

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

I have an appearance in San Francisco, April 12th, 7PM, at the Red Devil Lounge. Afton Shows have kindly invited me to perform. Magic Brook presented by Afton Shows Please join me in San Francisco; I’d love to see you. If there’s something you’d especially like to hear, let me know beforehand. Thank you for […]

Mokai At The Top Of His Game

Friday, November 4th, 2011

I went to Mokai‘s CD “Release Party”, that is, a performance in honour of the release of his new CD, “Any Distraction’ll Do“. A little history is perhaps useful here? Mokai and I go way back, back to a time when we supported each other’s antics in protecting old growth forests and stopping nuclear missle […]

Responses to Composing Confusion

Sunday, September 18th, 2011

A month ago, I posed some questions for which I wanted answers. I was feeling stuck with a couple of new pieces; no matter what I tried, every musical idea did not seem to fit. “Fit” being highly subjective and as yet undefined. I posted my questions here, on Facebook and sent out an email […]

Composing Confusion

Friday, August 19th, 2011

Yesterday morning, 5:30A, I woke up with what I thought was the final melodic part for a piece on which I’ve been working. I didn’t get a chance to try it out in situ yesterday. But, this morning, the same music was once again in my ears awakening. Despite the fact I heard this melodic […]

Wow! Hippie Tendencies Show Amazing

Monday, September 20th, 2010

Yep, I showed up 1000 miles from home for a show. How crazy is that? Now, I know there are plenty of folks following bands about, going to shows on a regular basis. I know some of you! Being a musician, I tend to save my money for my next album (yes! I am working […]

Give a Listen to Hippie Tendencies

Sunday, August 15th, 2010

Sometimes, the social network does actually bring some very interesting people and in this case, music, to me. A couple of years ago I got hooked up to Hippie Tendencies through MySpace. I really loved a couple of demos they had posted. This music has charm to spare on top of excellent composition, thoughtful lyrics, […]

Avonova Studio Oakland March 28th 2010

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

Magic Brook Concert at Avonova. “Magic Brook has paid a lot of attention to what he’s crafting,…very steeped in the direction modern acoustic guitar has been taking, prizing sophistication but not trickery or grandstanding.” Mark S. Tucker, FAME Reviews

Autumn Leaves

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

Jazz compilation includes Brook with the Joyce Baker Group playing “Autumn Leaves” featuring singer, Opie Bellas. The collection includes Diana Krall, Eva Cassidy, Keith Jarrett, Bill Evans, Nat King Cole, and Frank Sinatra.

East Bay Community Show

Friday, November 27th, 2009

Tomorrow Afternoon, I’ll be doing a neighborhood show at my local market place. How cool is that? I do a lot of my grocery shopping at Farmer Joes Marketplace. It’s in my neighborhood (biking distance! Yeah!) It’s a locally owned family business who source locally as they can, with eco-conscious ethos. I feel blessed to […]