Genre: Balladeer, English Folk Songs, Master Guitarist
October Browne, raised by Irish parents in London, England, is a singer, composer and guitarist. Known for her superb Celtic finger-style guitar playing and heartfelt intimate vocals, she is highly regarded in both contemporary and traditional music.
October started busking at age 13 in the subways of London, England. The folk music she heard from other buskers was to influence her music for decades to come.
She has performed around the world in various musical capacities that range from music director, band member, to accompanist and soloist.
Artists she has performed and toured with include Oliver Schroer, Owen Pallett, Loretto Reid, The Hidden Cameras, The Harbord Trio, Cindy Thompson, Teresa Doyle and Anne Lederman.
She received the CIUT “Lenny Breau Porcupine Award” for “Quetzel”, her CD of guitar instrumentals. As well, her solo guitar composition “Waterford Girls” was the opening track on the Borealis Records release “Six Strings North of the Border”.
October has recorded four of her own CD’s on which she plays guitar, mandolin, cittern, bodhran and fiddle. She tours Canada regularly both as a soloist and in collaboration with others.
She is not to be missed for her engaging live performances, and also make a great cuppa.