Folk Music isn’t usually this greasy

2013 was a busy one for the Steve Brockley Band. After the April 16th release of their 2nd album, “LeBoeuf”, produced by John Raham (Be Good Tanyas, Frazey Ford, Po’ Girl), the BC-based folk-country trio hit the road for 3 separate Cross-Canada tours, showcased at NXNE in Toronto and played at several summer festivals. 2014 is already starting to look busy with Folk Alliance in Kansas City coming up in February and festivals beginning to fill out the summer.

Since its release in April, there’s been plenty of critical buzz surrounding LeBoeuf with Saskatoon’s Planet S Magazine saying, “LeBoeuf sees Brockley and his bandmates displaying a more mature sound that strikes a balance between swagger and narrative.” And according to the Vancouver Music Review, “[Steve Brockley Band] reminds me of the charmingly clever lyrics of Jeremy Fisher but with a more Southern drawl. If you’re into Canadiana country folk, this is the band for you…..” And Penguin Eggs Magazine calling LeBoeuf “a delightfully laid back affair.”

The Steve Brockley Band can’t easily be defined by one sound or musical genre. Though it is apparent that the band is part of the tradition of folk music, they’re able to take the style in new directions without making the audience feel uprooted. The band draws varied comparisons in their music ranging from: J.J. Cale, Townes Van Zandt, Hank Williams, John Prine, Bob Dylan and The Band. Getting to the heart of a song is their main goal. Not just digging into the notes, but nailing those spaces in between the notes. When you’ve got a good song, you want to let it breathe. A percussive bass swagger, drum grooves from the gut, and a rolling finger picked guitar bring their brand of folk music to life. There’s no rush to the end of a song, the main thing is not to hurry – nothing good gets away. And that’s what the Steve Brockley Band does best.

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