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Acclaimed New Zealand-born singer, songwriter and guitar player Ted Brown had a promising career fronting his own band before he became firmly entrenched in a drug habit that sidelined him for 7 years. Though he’s now been sober for over a decade, the modest and private musician has kept his powerful story to himself. With his second album, An Unwide Road, he shares his journey with an elegantly spare and tenderly introspective record.
Brown is the recipient of a NZ music award for “Most Promising Male Vocalist” and has contributed to recordings by many artists both in NZ and in his adopted home of Los Angeles, California. He’s earned cult credibility through his Kiwi band The Tunellers; that band released an EP, a video, garnered airplay, and was on the periphery of the indie scene centered around the iconic Flying Nun Records label.
An Unwide Road is a confessional album looking back at a tumultuous past from a centered present. The pastoral folk of the standout “Love Is” looks at the void we all feel inside and try to fill with drugs, drinking, shopping, and other empty pursuits. This is the album’s first single and a video for it will be issued shortly.