Monday night at Baby’s All Right in Brooklyn was the epitome of a perfect record release show and it wasn’t just a coincidence that this show occurred on International Peace Day. Friends came together to help Findlay Brown celebrate the release of his latest record Slow Light as well as the release of the We Make Peace foundation’s benefit album – an organization founded by his wife Marie Mamonia that helps raise peace awareness in schools. Each band that performed were good friends of Brown’s – Tobias Wilner of Blue Foundation even produced Slow Light – making the room full of love and good vibes all night.
Sara Savery opened the show with her transient electronic sounds. Her voice flowed over her tracks with such ease and she was swaying along to her music the whole set.
Blue Foundation was absolutely outstanding. Each track they played I got lost in the image that was created in my mind through their music; all I could see were warriors trekking through misty air over luscious grass-covered mountains along a stream that was sparkling even though it was overcast. They ended with their hit “Eyes on Fire” which I was excited to hear them play live and they did not disappoint.
Yorkshire-born, Brooklyn-based, artist Findlay Brown opened his set with his dreamscape evoking song “Sweet England.” The minute he started to sing, I couldn’t hear anything else around me except for his emotional recounting of his life in England. Brown’s sound is a combination of classic folk, acoustic guitar, and occasional transient dreamy soundscapes that create a beautiful back drop for his heartfelt songs about life.
Throughout his set Brown played songs off Slow Life. Standouts include “Born of the Stars,” “Run Home,” and “Ride Into The Sun.” He ended his set with his song, and my favorite of the night, “All Is Love.” Sara Savery, members of Blue Foundation and some of the people working for the We Make Peace foundation joined him on stage in what felt like a 1970s campfire sing-a-long. When the song’s chorus, “all is love and love is you,” was chanted by everyone in the room, I couldn’t help but sing along and feel like I was a part of something real.
Article: Merissa Blitz