Brother Sun will perform at the Oswego Musical Hall Saturday, Oct. 6 at 8 p.m.
Brother Sun is a nationally touring folk trio — with each member having solo careers from three major points on the map — Boston, New York & Seattle. They are Greg Greenway, Pat Wictor and Joe Jencks.
The new trio has garnered numerous festival bookings, performing in at least 35 different states and in Canada this year. Its debut CD in 2011 earned a number-two spot on the Folk DJ charts.
Greenway has been described as “one of the strongest, and finest voices in folk music.” The Boston Globe wrote, “Confessional one moment, rambunctiously disarming the next, few modern folk singers can own a coffeehouse stage as completely as Greenway.”
Wictor is also a fine musician and a music educator of note, perhaps best known for his innovative slide guitar styles.
As Jencks explains on his web site, “From traditional Appalachian and Celtic folk, to old school and modern blues, from heartfelt ballads and love songs to modern acoustic jazz, we are doing our best to make every concert unique, every song fresh, and every note it’s best. Who wouldn’t want to be a part of that?”
Rich Warren, who hosts “The Midnight Special” and “Folkstage” on WFMT in Chicago, put Brother Sun right at the top of his list of favorites for 2011.
On WFUV in New York City, John Platt, host of “Sunday Breakfast,” and Bob Sherman, host of “Woody’s Children,” both picked Brother Sun for their “Best of 2011” list.
The Music Hall — also known as the Ontario Center for Performing Arts — is located in the McCrobie Civic Center, 41 Lake St., Oswego. Doors open at 7:15 p.m.
Tickets can be purchased on-line at oswegomusichall.org or in person at the River’s End bookstore, 19 W. Bridge St., Oswego.
The Music Hall’s next concert Oct. 20 will feature the Delaney Brothers.