2020 BLUES ALBUM OF THE YEAR | Michael Jerome Browne | | The JUNO Awards

Michael Jerome Browne is an award-winning multi-instrumentalist songwriter and a living encyclopedia of North American Roots music.

His awards include CFMA Solo Artist of the Year 2012 & 2008, Maple Blues Acoustic Artist Award Winner, and three-time JUNO Award Nominee in both the roots/traditional and blues categories.

Recorded largely live off the floor THAT’S WHERE IT’S AT! is Michael’s latest collection, focusing on soul music through the lens of a traditional blues player.

Michael’s fingerstyle guitar and warm, unaffected vocals are front and centre, accompanied only by John McColgan’s drumming on five songs. Michael is joined by some very fine vocalists on four songs: Harrison Kennedy, Eric Bibb and Roxanne Potvin.

In this collection you will hear soul music and its roots: five original tunes are mixed in with versions of old spirituals (from Sidney Carter and Blind Willie Johnson), and classic ’60s blues (Lowell Fulson, Sam Cooke, Bobby “Blue” Bland),