This is the second annual event. Last year 5,225 artists at 350 events in 43 states came together to unite us through music. This year, the Bergen County Brady Chapter - with the assistance of the producers of Ethical Brew - are proud to participate.
About the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence:
Brady has committed to the bold goal of cutting the number of U.S. gun deaths in half by 2025. Our innovative strategy centers on the idea of keeping guns out of the wrong hands through three impact-driven campaigns: (1) Applying life-saving Brady background checks to all gun sales; (2) Stopping "Bad Apple" gun dealers, the 5 percent of gun dealers that supply 90 percent of all crime guns; and (3) Leading a new national conversation about the real dangers of guns in the home aimed at changing social norms in order to prevent the homicides, suicides and unintentional shootings that happen literally every day.
If entertainment can be defined as an agreeable occupation of the mind, then Robinson Treacher has found a way to encompass this in every aspect of his contribution to music-kind. Whether playing the role as front man to the soul-rock infused Delaware Hudson, as co-collaborator to the Alt-Country based Tensleep, or as a solo singer/songwriter, Treacher seems to drain himself of energy in the ceaseless pursuit of portraying moments of musical passion. This passion is evident in every attempt he makes to involve us, the listeners, in the spiritual orchestrations of emotion that have been meticulously tempered into songs.
Just like the long list of New York City artists before him, Robinson feeds off the honest grit found among the "huddled masses"...coupling the blatantly obvious (to a New Yorker at least) with the deeply personal. Chameleon-like in his approach to his songwriting, he refuses to be pigeonholed into one particular genre. Believing that each song is forged from its own unique terrain, he takes great pains in choosing the vehicle by which passengers might best weatherthe bumps, potholes, and blind curves found between the first note and the last. Admittedly susceptible to the affectations of the senses himself, he asks his audience to participate emotionally as well as physically in a "whole self " conceptual challenge, a 360 degree soul search comprised of the most joyous elation to the bitterest of pains.
With the emergence of a true "world" community of listeners and the dissolving of the old guard record company elitists, Treacher's eclectic songwriting can be allowed to burgeon...flowing freely among the throngs of liberated music enthusiasts...authentic and unabashed in its purity and form.
Kate Copeland is an award-winning singer/songwriter composer/arranger based out of New York City. A graduate of Oberlin Conservatory's composition program, she has worked in the studio with a variety of artists in addition to putting out her own music. Some recent production credits include Abakis' "I'm One Too" (2014), General Mojo's "How Hollow A Heart" EP (2016), and Mike O'Malley's "Growlers" EP (2016). She released her first solo album, "recollection room," in June 2015, and her follow-up EP "Red and Blue" in May 2016. Most recently ASCAP declared her this year's winner of the prestigious Robert Allen Award.