MP3 Severin Browne - This Twisted Road
This acoustic songwriter has a great band and great songs that run from folk to pop to a country-ish rock, with hints of jazz and r&b from his years as a staff-writer for Motown.
10 MP3 Songs
FOLK: Folk Pop, COUNTRY: Country Rock
Severin Browne was raised in a musical family where all the children were expected to play an instrument. He began with accordion, then moved to drums and saxophone before settling on guitar at the ripe old age of ten. His older brother Jackson, a talented singer/songwriter with many albums for the Asylum/Elektra labels, played first chair cornet in the elementary school band where Severin played drums.
At the tender age of 21, Severin signed on with Motown Records first as a staff writer and later as a recording artist, releasing two well-received albums. Then, after a 20-year vacation from recording, Severin released a third album, "From the Edge of the World" in 1996, and a fourth, "This Twisted Road," in July 2001.
"This Twisted Road" has 10 songs that touch on the many ways we grapple with various life questions, choices and consequences. The title song is about healing and was inspired by the Oklahoma bombing. "My Midlife Crisis" and "Strange Life" are both tongue-in-cheek looks at a recent relationship and its effects. "Angelyne" is a Paul Zollo lyric about the L.A. billboard queen. And "Roads" is a love song against a backdrop of urban survivalism.
Currently Severin is writing and playing, both solo and as a duo with his partner James Coberly Smith, in the Los Angeles area. He recently performed at the 2003 Kerrville Folk festival with his friend Freebo on bass. And in February 2004 he will be performing on a cruise to Ensenada with https://www.tradebit.com. That news and more about Severin is available on the web at https://www.tradebit.com.
Please email Severin at severin@https://www.tradebit.com and ask to be entered on his email list for performance updates.