chris brokaw


2016_0410_All_Out_And_Down

Chris Brokaw and Geoff Farina's LP "All Out & Down" was released April 10, 2016.
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2017 shows

Jan 17, 2017 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Seattle, WA, at MUSICQUARIUM, instrumental music for classical and electric guitars, 8-10pm, FREE


Chris Brokaw European Solo Tour
February 2017
Acoustic + electric solo tour of Europe. New LP in February on Jellyfant, new CD "The Hand That Wrote This Letter" on Capitan in March. Come on out!

Feb 1 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Florence, Italy, at Circolo Arci Il Progresso

Feb 2 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Pescara, Italy, at Futuro Imperfetto

Feb 3 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Vitulazio, Italy, at Mr. Rolly's

Feb 4 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Cosenza, Italy, at Cafe Libraire

Feb 5 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Avellino, Italy, at Godot Art Bistrot

Feb 6 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Milano, Italy, at Gatto

Feb 7 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Ravenna, Italy, at Fargo

Feb 8 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Rome, Italy, at Black Market in Monti

Feb 9 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Venice, Italy, at Al Billardi

Feb 10 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Lausanne, Switzerland, at Le Bourg

Feb 12 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Munich, Germany, at Atelier Gut

Feb 13 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic, at Siroko Cafe -- Ostinato Festival

Feb 14 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Melnik, Czech Republic, at Nocni Bar Dira

Feb 15 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Berlin, Germany, at Schokoladen

Feb 16 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Darmstadt, Germany, venue TBA

Feb 17 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Oberhausen, Germany, at AKA 103

Feb 18 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Venlo, Netherlands, at Sounds (2pm show)

Feb 18 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Rotterdam, Netherlands, at Koffie + Ambacht (8pm show)

Feb 19 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Duesseldorf, Germany, at Kassette

Feb 20 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Zichem, Belgium -- house show

Feb 22 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Gent, Belgium, at Kinky Star

Feb 23 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Metz, France, at La Chaouee

Feb 24 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Paris, France, at Chair de Poule

Feb 26 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Nantes, France, at Cafe de la Ribine

Feb 27 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Rennes, France, at Chapelle de l'Hotel Dieu


April 12 -- Craft Lecture at Northwest Film Forum on Film Scoring
Seattle, WA, at Northwest Film Forum, 7-9pm. Chris will lead a symposium on his work composing music and sound for film. Highlights will include: music that doesn't need to sound good on its own (or like music at all); the challenges in creating music that doesn't tell the audience what it's supposed to feel; seeking new palettes in sound and expression; and creating real live sounds with real life objects. Details here.

April 16 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Seattle, WA, at Al + Brie's house, w/ CJ BOYD; electric + acoustic guitars + vocals (inquire for details)

April 17 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Boise, SD, Living Room Show; electric + acoustic guitars + vocals (inquire for details)

April 20 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Chicago, IL, at Landland, w/GEOFF FARINA; electric + acoustic guitars + vocals

April 21 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Pittsburgh, PA -- at Bloomfield Bridge Tavern



April 29 -- Screening of "La Barracuda"
Boston, MA, at the Independent Film Festival of Boston. Screening of the new independent film "LA BARRACUDA" at 9:30pm at the Somerville Theater. Chris will be in attendance for a Q and A afterwards with directors Julia Halperin and Jason Cortlund. Chris scored the film, which premiered to great acclaim at South By Southwest 2017. Read an interview with the filmmakers; find tickets here.

May 7 -- Chris Brokaw and Kevin Micka
Cambridge, MA, at Blue Bag Records

May 12 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Allston, MA, house party, w/ANNI ROSSI

June 2 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Florence, MA, at Yod Space, w/ALAN LICHT + BILL NACE

June 5 -- Jimena Bermejo / Chris Brokaw Duo
NY, NY, at Judson Church, details here

June 21 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Jamaica Plain, MA, at the Midway Cafe, w/JIM HOBBS and THE FULLY CELEBRATED ORCHESTRA

June 23 -- Chris Brokaw Solo, and performing songs with Songs: Molina (Magnolia Electric Co)
Brooklyn, NY, at Littlefield; details here

June 24 -- Jimena Bermejo / Chris Brokaw Duo
Cambridge, MA, at Green Street Studios, in a performance of 8x8 Choreographers / Composers presented by Mobius @ Green Street Studios. Details here and advance tickets here.

June 24 (late) -- Chris performs songs with Songs: Molina (Magnolia Electric Co)
Somerville, MA, at The Rockwell; details here

June 26 -- Chris Brokaw / Rob Madrick Duo
Charlestown, MA, at Tavern At The End of the World

July 29 -- Chris Brokaw Solo
Oak Bluffs, MA, at the Oak Bluffs Library, w/THALIA ZEDEK


[last updated June 21, 2017]


2017_0119_ItalianTour

Chris' February 2017 European tour starts with nine shows in Italy.
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chris brokaw solo
CHRIS began playing solo in late 1999. initially, the shows were for solo electric guitar and tambourine, but he eventually added vocals, and finally switched to acoustic guitar in 2002. chris also performed in 2005 and 2006 with the CHRIS BROKAW ROCK BAND featuring jeff goddard (ex-karate) on bass and kevin coultas (ex-rodan) on drums, and in 2011 with elisha wiesner (kahoots) on bass and sal esposito (kahoots) on drums. chris' solo records include "red cities" (2002), "wandering as water" (2003), "my confidante + 3" (2004), "i was born, but. . ." original film score (2004), "incredible love" (2005), the "forestry" EP (2007), "canaris" (2008), "gracias, ghost of the future" (2009), "vdsq solo acoustic volume three, "stories" (2011), "Gambler's Ecstasy" (2012), "'Now, Forager' Soundtrack" (2014), and "The Periscope Twins" (2015).


chris brokaw and geoff farina
chris and GEOFF FARINA (ex-karate) have been performing together since late 2006. their "THE ANGEL'S MESSAGE TO ME" is an album comprised almost entirely of pre-WWII blues songs. it was released on damnably records in the uk + europe march 18 2010 and in the US on chris's label CAPITAN RECORDS on april 27 2010. their cd "THE BOARDER'S DOOR" was released in the autumn of 2010. their newest LP, "ALL OUT & DOWN" was released in April 2016 (special tour edition) on Landland.


empty house cooperative
THE EMPTY HOUSE COOPERATIVE is a free-floating collective of musicians, spearheaded and masterminded by multi-instrumentalist DAVID MICHAEL CURRY (willard grant conspiracy, thalia zedek, will oldham, boxhead ensemble) and specializing in improvised music. the ehc has existed for over 12 years. recordings include the full-length cd "improvisational music" (2001) on hinah records in france, featuring a trio of curry, brokaw and cellist jonah sacks, and "painted plane" (2004). LANCHASHIRE + SOMERSET Records, of bishops castle, UK, will release ehc's vinyl debut in 2011. brokaw, curry and sacks performed with the american repertory theatre in march 2003, in the production of "highway ulysses."


empty house cooperative
The Martha's Vineyard Ferries, Nov 28 2016


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