Findlay Brown @ Rockwood Music Hall

Every once and a while, you stumble upon something great.  I take pride in the fact that I love a plethora of music genres, so hearing an artist as talented and pleasingly retro as Findlay Brown, really makes my day.  My first reaction, along with many others, is his sound comes straight from the likes of Roy Orbison; pretty good company if you ask me.  The melodies are fantastic and his voice so powerful and smooth, the music speaks for itself and really grabs you.  It was by chance that I caught the Englishmen, now New York resident, play an acoustic set at Rockwood Music Hall.

The intimacy of Rockwood Music Hall really connects you with the music, as you are literally within arms length from the artists from almost anywhere in the venue.  Findlay played an acoustic set along with a few of his band mates, which put a really nice spin on his songs.  Whether playing solo or with the quartet of musicians, his voice really stood out and was very easy on the ears.  I was wowed by how well the whole set was put together.  Set list was as such:

Come Home
Teardrops Lost In the Rain
Loneliness I Fear
I Still Want You
Nobody Cared
That's Right
I Had a Dream
Love Will Find You
Moon River

I know he's not everybody's cup of tea but I would highly suggest seeing him if you get the chance.  He will be playing at Pianos this Tuesday (2/23) and will be touring along with Shelby Lynne this spring.  Videos of the show are below:

As an added bonus, I am also including a video from David Wax Museum, who played just before Findlay at Rockwood.  They were a pleasant surprise, their brand of folk has influences from south of the border, which made for a more diverse sound.  Here's the video for "Beatrice":

Findlay Brown @ Rockwood Music Hall Findlay Brown @ Rockwood Music Hall Reviewed by Scott Rowe, Editor on February 22, 2010 Rating: 5
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