Archive for the 'Musicians' Category

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 […]

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, […]

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.

Quiet Saturday, Musing on the Nature of Mastery

Saturday, October 10th, 2009

I finally upgraded my wordpress blog so that spammers who’d been able to comment without my permission will no longer have access. Whew! I didn’t lose any posts; I didn’t lose any content from my old version of WordPress. But I sure hated offering any help to folks who sell fake drugs and fake anti-virus […]

Sausalito? For Tips? C’mon!

Thursday, August 20th, 2009

I had a rehearsal for my second Saturday gig last night. Amazing Evelie Säles brought over a great keyboard player, “Brett”. with James Bianchi, percussionist and myself. Evelie wants to do Brazilian tunes in Portuguese. She’s got a gig at an Italian restaurant in Sausalito. Great. I’ve played restaurants in Sausalito before. These have all […]

Popularity Contest as Marketing Strategy

Saturday, February 21st, 2009

Today, I got an email (not the first) from There are soliciting artists for a fan contest. The reward is inclusion on a college radio promo CD***. When Melusine Records was doing pre-release review distribution, another site, told me to try and win their fan contest. They only review the winners I’ve thought […]

“The Source” charts #68 for October!

Thursday, November 6th, 2008

I’m rating #68 (out of 191) on the New Age Reporter for Albums for October I’ve actually had several more spins not reported last month: Santa Rosa CA and Richmond VA have been spinning me for a few weeks. If you live near one of these locations, please call these wonderful folks who are playing […]

The Source on WDVR 89.7FM

Tuesday, October 21st, 2008

I just received this wonderful comment from WDVR 89.7 FM in Atlantic City NJ: “I got the new Magic Brook:The Source and will be playing it on my show. I play a lot of guitar and like this one very much”- Carla Van Dyke Wow! nice Saturday present, huh? thanks so much, Carla! Carla runs […]

Finally Ready to Release Some Work

Tuesday, April 1st, 2008

It’s been a very long haul. What started as a small brain child to release some nicely recorded guitar improvisations has taken me on a long, 3 year journey. It was early 2005 that I posted one of the first pieces, titled “Andulasian Mist”, please excuse the misspelling of Andalusia. Smile. On this particular journey, […]

Still Top 10, Broadjam Chicago Blues

Tuesday, March 11th, 2008

The blues song, “12 Long Years” continues it’s ride in the top 10 on