Archive for December 17th, 2021

Rick Braun – Rick Braun

Self-titled albums are typically introductory statements reserved for an artist’s first release. Trumpeter/producer Rick Braun boldly bucks this tradition with his forthcoming album, a stylistically eclectic, ultra-soulful/funky and exotica-tinged collection. Set for release on February 11, 2022, the new set comes 30 years after his debut album, Intimate Secrets, propelled Braun from sideman for everyone from Crowded House, Tom Petty and Sade to Tina Turner, Rod Stewart and Glenn Frey to chart-topping front man and acclaimed producer.

The new album upends another music industry tradition, featuring 10 brand new songs, all written or co-written by Braun, rather than the greatest-hits compilations that commonly mark such milestone anniversaries.

“With every project, every tour and each year that passes, I realize that as a musician and artist, I still have a long way to go before I am where I would like to be,” says Rick Braun. “There’s no true final destination. Music is never something you perform perfectly. I’m always looking to explore fresh ideas, stay in the moment and just go with what feels right. Thirty years in, I still love the camaraderie of playing music with my friends. Continue reading