The Brook & the Bluff Archive
SliceFest 2018 celebrates its 7th anniversary on Saturday, June 16th as Birmingham’s largest food & music block party hosted by Slice Pizza & Brewhouse. If you love music, great food and brews, giving back and Birmingham then you don’t want to miss this festival. Slice Pizza & Brewhouse hosts the event to celebrate the restaurant’s anniversary and thank the Birmingham community for their continuous support. Over the past 6 years the event has grown to a full-blown festival bringing in local and regional music talent paired with local craft beer and specialty pizzas.
As with previous years, SliceFest is expected to welcome a SOLD OUT crowd on this 7th anniversary with patrons from Birmingham and across the Southeast. Community is what SliceFest is all about, not just a celebration of those that support Slice Pizza & Brewhouse, but a way to give back to the community. SliceFest has donated over $50,000 to Birmingham-based non-profits.
The Original Wailers
Too Many Zooz
plus the BE LOCAL stage:
The Brook & The Bluff
Introducing MUSIC MONDAY, MusicBham’s weekly feature for Magic City Weekend. Every Monday we highlight the week’s shows performing in Birmingham! Check out our video and artist’s Spotify playlist below, and as always, don’t forget to follow us @MusicBham and @MagicCityWeekend on FaceBook and Instagram! In this edition, we preview the show’s for April 16 – 22.
This Monday, we feature new music from The Brook & The Bluff. “Rush,” is from their self-titled release due out September 29. This Birmingham favorite’s highly anticipated album marks the band’s first studio release and will be supported on tour kicking off on August 2 in Seaside, FL. For full tour schedule and more, visit The Brook & The Bluff.
The Brook & The Bluff on Tour
GOOD PEOPLE BREWING COMPANY
116 E MOBILE
THE EVENING MUSE
ON THE ROX
ROCKWOOD MUSIC HALL
New York, NY
THE ALTAMONT THEATRE
CONCOURSE SOUTH FESTIVAL
MusicBham presents one explosive night of music! Come celebrate with us the new record release from Heath Green & the Makeshifters + another Birmingham band on the verge, The Brook & The Bluff! And if that were not enough we’re also showcasing The Voice’s Jordy Searcy and Nashville’s Rock Eupora. Four bands! $5! That’s a lot of bang for the buck! Doors open at 7, show start at 7:30.[read more…]
Photo by Darrell Nance
Written by Josh Matthews for www.MusicBham.com
The 2017 NPR Music Tiny Desk Contest reached its deadline last week and attracted several entries from Birmingham’s new musical talents and unknowns. The Tiny Desk series began in 2008 and features intimate live video performances recorded at the desk of All Songs Considered host, Bob Boilen. The series features all genres of music from amateurs to professionals where artists like Adele, T-Pain, Wilco and Tinariwen have performed. This is the 3rd annual NPR Music Tiny Desk Contest. Both 2015 and 2016 drew nearly 7,000 entries each with “Lost in a Crowd,” by Fantastic Negrito, and “Someday We’ll Linger In The Sun,” by Gaelynn Lea winning, respectively. The 2017 contest accepted entries from January 13 – January 29. The Judging period runs from January 30 – February 23, with the grand prize winner to be announced on February 28, 2017, at 10AM E.S.T. The grand prize wins a trip to perform live at NPR’s headquarters in Washington D.C. to be produce and distributed as part of the NPR Music Tiny Desk series. They also win a trip to perform live at Brooklyn, NY’s Bell House during the Ask Me Another live show, and additional trips…[read more…]
The Brook & The Bluff
Originally an acoustic duo, the pair quickly became a staple at local venues, turning heads with clean vocals and expert guitar work. Still searching for the right musicians to create a full band, the duo released “The Rough Cuts,” a 3-song acoustic project, in the fall of 2015.
In the spring of 2016, John Canada expanded the group’s sound with percussion and an added voice. The trio instantly locked in and started playing together consistently. After resolving to make something of this ensemble, the trio searched for a bassist to fill the bill. Rip Britton completed The Brook & The Bluff in the summer of 2016.
Now fully equipped, The Brook & The Bluff is passionate about sharing their original music with Birmingham and beyond. The band is working on its first full project and excited about taking the next step in their musical progression.
Featured here is the video for their latest single, “Masks.”
The Brook and The Bluff
Some things in this world exist without any evidence and without anyone taking notice. Feelings of ambiguity, turmoil and loneliness are mostly invisible but as real as any place. So let’s imagine such a place where you are free from those things. Let’s imagine a place that feels like home. Not the home you knew as a child, but a new home, the place where you’re supposed to be. You are at peace in this place. It’s so tangible that you can describe it. It’s in the woods, among the trees, far from the noise out there. It’s between a brook, whose waters carry sounds like soul from Muscle Shoals, and a bluff, whose echoes carry the applause of dancing leaves. This is the place in which you are called to come and play. This is where you belong.
Such a place exists for Mountain Brook’s Alec Bolton and Bluff Park’s Joe Settine. The acoustic neo-soul duo, The Brook and the Bluff, has found a home in music since returning to Birmingham after graduating from college in 2015. They first collaborated musically at Auburn University performing “songs you didn’t know you…[read more…]