Singer-songwriter/composer/rocker Chris Brokaw has recorded and toured to international acclaim since 1990, when his New York–based rock band Codeine burst upon the scene, via Sub Pop Records.
Their albums featured a deliberate and experimental style that garnered immediate attention. Subsequently, Brokaw left Codeine to work full-time with Boston-based band Come, who released four albums, toured with Nirvana on their final US tour and accompanied Johnny Depp on a tribute album to Jack Kerouac. After the dissolution of Come in 2001, Chris embarked on a solo career that keeps him on a busy multi-country touring schedule of over 100 concerts per year.
Compelled to perform and write music since he was twelve, Brokaw picked up the guitar and then the drums largely as a self-taught musician. He was exposed to cutting-edge rock music by his father, who had been a jazz drummer. He is driven by the idea that music is capable of accessing powerful emotions, and he endeavors to create music that is inspiring, intimate and full of surprises.
In addition to his solo career, Brokaw also plays with The Lemonheads, The New Year, Dirtmusic and as an acoustic duo with Geoff Farina. In 2008 he started his own label, Capitan Records, and made Seattle his home-base in 2011. This will be his first Vashon performance.
Saturday, January 18, 7:30 pm
Vashon Allied Arts
Tickets: $14 Member/Student/Senior, $18 General
Available at VAA, Heron’s Nest, VashonAlliedArts.org or call 463-5131.