The songs on Weights and Wings represent the evolution Brother Sun and its members have undergone. This is Brother Sun’s most emotionally immediate and musically diverse work yet, and it affirms the power of song to accompany each of us from grief and loss into new worlds of possibility, light and promise. Ranging from gospel and blues-inflected grooves through delicate ballads, with playful dips into zydeco and jazzy a cappella, the ensemble’s muscular and precise harmonies provide the optimism and uplift in every song. The CD’s instrumentation, creating textures from introspectively etheral to rocking and gritty, is rounded out by guest musicians Jon Carroll on piano, organ, and accordion, Chico Huff on bass, and Matt Scarano on drums and percussion.
Produced by Brother SunEngineered and Mixed by Dave Schonauer at Morning Star Studios, East Norriton, PAMastered by Randy LeRoy at Airshow Mastering, Takoma Park, MDAdditional Recording by Glenn Barratt at Morning Star Studios, East Norriton, PAMusicians Pat Wictor - vocals, guitars (slide, electric, acoustic) Joe Jencks - vocals, bouzouki, guitar Greg Greenway - vocals, guitar, pianoAdditional Musicians Chico Huff - bass Matt Scarano - drums and percussion Jon Carroll - organ, pianoGraphic Design - Leslie LeePhotography - Jayne TooheyPR & Media Relations - Anna Ratliff