On Sunday, June 28th Temperamental Recordings will be hosting an interesting “House Concert” with Mike Brown & The Contenders. Space is limited, and tickets are selling fast! Follow the link below to get tickets and don’t miss out on this rare and unique performance!
Such is the case with Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer-recording engineer, and Geneseo native Mike Brown, who doesn’t shy away from discussing the succession of hand injuries that forced him to come up with the workaround “trilling” method of guitar picking that has become his signature.
Brown had already lost use of two of his fingers when he recently got his hand crushed in the door of a service elevator while picking up a recording console in Virginia. “I had to re-learn how to play,” Brown explains from the Geneseo recording studio he founded in a renovated church space…
Members of the Berklee College of Music community have a lot to root for during Sunday night’s Grammy awards show. More than two dozen Berklee alumni have been nominated for Grammy awards this year, including three of the four members of the band Imagine Dragons. A total of 30 alumni were nominated by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences for a total of 36 Grammy awards, according to the college.
Mike Brown and Zac Decamp, accompanied by Brian Grunert and Annie Stoll, were in Los Angeles on Sunday for the 56th Grammy Awards.
Brown and Decamp’s album “Automatic Music Can Be Fun” was among the five nominees for Best Record Packaging.
More interesting than the Grammys, Brown said, was the Saturday reception for nominees, where Brown, Decamp, Grunert and Stoll were each presented with a Grammy Nomination Medal. The Saturday event also included the Grammy Technical Awards (significant for Brown, who is a recording engineer) and Lifetime Achievement Awards presented to the Beatles. Brown and his delegation got to see Ringo Starr accept the Beatles’ Lifetime Achievement Award, along with Yoko Ono and Olivia Harrison, the widows of Beatles John Lennon and George Harrison. Paul McCartney was not at the Saturday event, but Brown and company did see Ringo and Paul perform together — for the first time in five years — at the Grammy Awards the next night.
For the sixth time since 2004, Buffalo-based design studio White Bicycle has been nominated for a 2014 Grammy award for its packaging design work.
White Bicycle was nominated for the “Best Recording Package” category for work on musical group Geneseo’s album, “Automatic Music Can Be Fun.”
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When Zac Decamp and his childhood friend Mike Brown began recording, they never expected that their collaboration would result in a Grammy nomination. Despite selling barely 500 copies, the duo – who perform under the moniker Geneseo after their hometown in western New York State – are hoping their album Automatic Music Can Be Fun will triumph over some stiff competition in the category of Best Recording Package.
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The 56th Annual Grammy Awards will take place this Sunday (January 25) featuring all of today’s favorite performers and then some. Well as far as I am concerned – it is not the fact that Madonna will be performing live at the event but the fact that crowdfunders from global platform Indiegogo have a pair of nominees.
Just leave it to road-weary, hardcore troubadour Mike Brown to come up with a way to give old-time music a space-age aesthetic. Known collectively as Geneseo, Brown and partner Zac De Camp have crafted an epic piece of haunting beauty that sounds something like Calexico or a folky Mazzy Star. It is stark and picturesque, and something you can get lost in fairly easily. The packaging shares in the music’s clever dichotomy of old and new with its eerie antique photos and all the liner notes covered in the same opaque silver film found on lottery tickets. This inventive packaging has earned Geneseo a 2014 Grammy nomination. Honestly, this disc could come in a dirty paper bag and still come off elegant.