Review of Don Brownrigg – It Takes All Kinds (To Make This World, I Find) (Maple Music)

SAMO_4panelDigipak_1KIf your first inclination is to consider Halifax-based Don Brownrigg to be a run-of-the-mill songwriter, you had best reconsider that classification. While it is obvious that Brownrigg honours the fine songwriting tradition of fellow Canucks like Ron Sexsmith, there is a depth to Brownrigg’s songs that can be alternately uplifting (There Is Nothing, Sweet Dream Sleeper) as easily as they can be downright haunting and serene (Just Breathe, I Think I’m Leaving Halifax). The nuances of horns, strings and piano along with backing vocals from Jenn Grant and Rose Cousins only help to make a great thing even better.