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What we love about Jonatha Brooke…

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Slight Review

Jonatha Brooke Trio

March 18, 2018 7:30 p.m.

The Ark

Ann Arbor, Michigan

Date night

What we love about

Jonatha Brooke…

1. She creates on a variety of instruments. When we saw her last night, she played songs on the guitar, on the piano, on the kalimba, and on the mandolin. What this means to me is that she is actually doing what she said she does, which is uses whatever is available to her to create a song. (After seeing her in action, I can tell that she is a songwriter above all else, which leads me to believe that this is currently my favorite variety of artists.) (See Gearfest 2017 post; see Gab & Jam Episode 1)

2. She re-tunes her guitar between songs. This is the ultimate “artist” thing to do. To have allowed yourself to slip between the cracks of craft in service of your creative muse is what it means to be authentic and liberated. It was such a fascinating process to see her do this that I made sure to capture that as part of the video montage.

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