Miss Emily Brown releases new EP to replace stolen Autoharp

March 9, 2012 in British Columbia, Music by Justin Beach

In July 2011 Miss Emily Brown’s vintage Oscar Schmidt autoharp was stolen in Nanaimo, BC. After months of searching for a replacement Brown, discovered Seattle autoharp innovator Pete D’Aigle. According to Brown, “Pete D’Aigle’s workshop, located underneath the second runway of the Sea-Tac Airport, boasts its own movie theatre popcorn machine and built-in stage for monthly folk jams. D’Aigle’s Cadillac model autoharp, the Cascade, allows for the swapping of chord bars, making it possible for players to move beyond the traditional 21 built-in chords.

To raise funds for a new custom autoharp from D’Aigle, Brown whose album In Technicolour was one of my picks for the 2010 Polaris Music Prize, is releasing a new EP.

Woodwire was recorded in May, 2011 in Kreuzberg, Berlin and was the “fruit of a spontaneous collaboration with German producer and multi-instrumentalist Martyn Heyne.” It will be available as a physical CD or digital download on March 13 from Brown’s website at emilybrownmusic.com.

You can also catch Miss Emily Brown on tour at:

March 17, 2012 – The Upper Realm Book Store, Quadra Island BC
March 26, 2012 – Hermann’s Jazz Club, Victoria BC
March 27, 2012 – Kozmik Zoo, Vancouver BC
April 27, 2012 – Ste. Anne’s Coffeehouse, Ste. Anne de Bellevue, QC
April 29, 2012 – The Blacksheep Inn, Wakefield QC
May 4, 2012 – The Tranzac, Toronto ON

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