“With its spectral keyboard opening and urgent, insistent dynamics, ‘Glow’ is a prototype of what Annibale sought for the new set…[It] introduces a sunnier kind of tone to Annibale’s songs, another musical sea change that’s echoed throughout Hold To The Light.” -Billboard
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Here is the first ever filmed acoustic performance of my new song “Hold On.” This video was shot right after I finished writing the song. A few weeks later, I recorded it for the album. I can’t wait to play it for you this summer in Boston, New York, Philly, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Columbus, Burlington & Fort Collins!
Tickets available now. More details on the SHOWS page.
NEW RECORD, HOLD TO THE LIGHT, OUT JUNE 8th
STREAM OR DOWNLOAD NOW ON ALL DIGITAL PLATFORMS:
YOUTUBE / SPOTIFY / APPLE MUSIC / BANDCAMP / AMAZON
Hold On was the first song I worked on for the new record, almost exactly one year ago. I went up to Parsonsfield, ME to try out a few songs with producer Sam Kassirer at his studio Great North Sound Society. Just 3 of us (Sam, Me and drummer/engineer Ariel Bernstein) worked on 2 songs for a few days. The vibe of Hold On came together so well and the recording came out pretty much exactly how you hear it now, without many (if any) overdubs after that initial session. We barely even made any mix revisions. I feel like I decided Sam & I should make a whole record together just because of how this song turned out. Essentially, Hold On inspired the making of the rest of the record.
Uproxx premiered the song yesterday:
“Hold On,” ...introduces otherworldly electronic undertones that echo Annibale’s pure, ethereal vocals."
Vinyl, CDs and T-Shirts are now available to pre-order in my official shop.
The vinyl packaging is extra special: 12" Ocean Glow colored vinyl. Extra sturdy matte jacket with special spot UV ink that you can see when you "Hold To The Light" All pre-orders will be shipped before release date. All Kickstarter orders will be shipped well before all pre-orders.
NEW TOUR DATES!!
Tickets are ON SALE NOW for these US tour dates! More details and links for tickets below. (more to come!)
3.14.18 Austin, TX @ SXSW - 18th Over Austin - Hilton Garden Inn - 9pm
4.27.18 Seymour, IN @ Crossroads Acoustic Music Festival - TICKETS | INFO
4.28.18 Seymour, IN @ Crossroads Acoustic Music Festival - TICKETS | INFO
6.02.18 Newark, OH @ Bootleggers - FREE | INFO
6.03.18 Cleveland, OH @ Music Box Supper Club - TICKETS | INFO
6.15. 18 Philadelphia, PA @ Philadelphia Folksong Society - TICKETS | INFO
^^Free for PFS Members, $12 Advance / $15 Day of Show^^
6.16.18 New York, NY @ Rockwood Music Hall - Stage 3 - TICKETS | INFO
6.19.18 Burlington, VT @ Skinny Pancake - TICKETS | INFO
6.21.18 Boston, MA @ WGBH Fraser Performance Studio - TICKETS | INFO
^^$18 Members/$25 Non-Members, use promo code BrookeFan for $10 tix!^^
8.16.18 Fort Collins, CO @ The Magic Rat - FREE | INFO
SXSW OFFICIAL SHOWCASE
I’m performing an official showcase at SXSW in Austin, TX next week! If you’re attending SXSW, be sure to add my showcase to your schedule. It’s on WEDNESDAY MARCH 14th at 9pm at the Hilton Garden Inn’s top floor venue called 18th Over Austin. You’ll need a wristband or a badge to attend.
Hilton Garden Inn's address is: 500 N Interstate 35 Frontage Rd. Austin, TX
HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY
Oh, that was just yesterday? Shouldn’t EVERY DAY be international women’s day?? :)
I made this Facebook post about it yesterday.
Also, I am honored to be surrounded by incredibly rad women on this Spotify playlist, Women of Acoustic. Check it out.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: I COVERED THE BEATLES “I WILL”
I released a cover of The Beatle’s “I Will” on Amazon Music’s exclusive playlist “Love Me” for Valentine’s day. It’s a great song, even if it isn’t Valentine’s day anymore, and I hope you’ll dig my version of it.
I'm happy to announce a bunch of US tour dates! Looking forward to playing some new songs for you all. There are a couple festivals and free shows in the mix. Tickets go on sale this Friday! (Cleveland’s show on sale tomorrow). See the SHOWS page for details. More to come!
SXSW OFFICIAL SHOWCASE
I’m super excited to announce that I’ll be performing an official showcase at SXSW in Austin, TX this March! Details to be announced.
NEXT SHOW: FEBRUARY 10 @ BEAVER STATION - BEAVER, PA
My next show and first in the Pittsburgh area in a while is on February 10th at Beaver Station in Beaver, PA. I’ll be performing with Mark Ramsey on keys and playing several new songs from my forthcoming record as well as many familiar ones.
Doors at 7 pm, Show at 8pm
Complimentary beer and wine!
FOLK ALLIANCE CONFERENCE
I’m looking forward to heading back to Folk Alliance International Conference in Kansas City next month! I’m performing several unofficial showcases throughout the week. They all take place in The Westin. Here’s my schedule!
THURSDAY FEB 15
2PM - ACCESS FILM ROOM #552
11:35PM - MINNESOTA ROOM #634
FRIDAY FEB 16
3PM - WISCONSIN ROOM #543
SATURDAY FEB 17
3PM - CAMP NED ROOM #656*
1:30AM - ROARING GIRL RECORDS ROOM #619
Thanks to YOU, the Kickstarter campaign for my forthcoming new record was super successful!
I hope everyone has a very happy holiday season and please stay tuned for updates on the new record in 2018!
I’m proud and excited to announce that I’ve been working on a new record over the last few months & it’s allllllmost finished. I need your help crossing the finish line and I just launched a Kickstarter campaign. HUGE thanks to my newsletter subscribers, who were notified early, for kicking this off with a GREAT start (pun intended).
I’m looking forward to hitting the road a bit this fall! I’ll be playing a couple shows with indie folk-pop band, Shook Twins in Chicago, Grand Rapids and Pittsburgh.I’ll be playing those shows with my keyboard player, Mark Ramsey. I’m super excited to have him on the road with me for a bit. All other shows listed are solo.
9.24 - Chicago, IL - Schubas w/ Shook Twins - Tickets
9.26 - Grand Rapids, MI - The Pyramid Scheme w/ Shook Twins - Tickets
9.28 - Pittsburgh, PA - Hard Rock Cafe w/ Shook Twins & The Living Street - Tickets
10.7 - Fort Collins, CO - Private House Concert
10.8 - Boulder, CO - The Laughing Goat
10.11 - Providence, RI - AS220 - Tickets
10.13 - Northampton, MA - Iron Horse w/ Chris Pureka - Tickets
THE SIMPLE FEAR ON VINYL FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER + NEW MERCH STORE
For the first time ever, you can order my latest record, The Simple Fear, on vinyl. It comes with a fold-out poster, digital download, and it’s packaged in a heavyweight matte stock jacket. I also have a new t-shirt available, and you can find it all to pre-order in my new webstore.
PORTSMOUTH, NH SHOW W/ IRON & WINE TONIGHT
Wednesday, June 28 - Portsmouth, NH @ Prescott Park
I am beyond thrilled to announce that I will be opening for Iron & Wine TONIGHT at Prescott Park in Portsmouth, NH. It’s a lovely outdoor park and while tables are sold out, general admission is still available. I hit the stage at 7:05PM. Info HERE.
PHILADELPHIA FOLK FEST
It’s confirmed that I will be headed to Philly the third weekend in August for my debut at the Philadelphia Folk Fest. I’ll be performing on Saturday Aug. 19 and Sunday Aug. 20. More details to come. For more info on the festival, click HERE.
JULY SHOWS WITH JOSH RITTER
Tickets are sold out for Cleveland and Milwaukee, but a few remain in Ann Arbor. Hope to see some of you at these shows.
July 11 - Cleveland, OH - Music Box Supper Club - SOLD OUT
July 12 - Ann Arbor, MI - The Ark
July 13 - Milwaukee, WI - Colectivo Coffee - SOLD OUT