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Weights & Wings Advance Reviews:

Brother Sun's third album leaps like a solar flare of heat and light. Greg Greenway, Joe Jencks and Pat Wictor fuse voices of primary colors, creating a white light illuminating the heart and the darker corners of our world. Widely diverse songs, all originals with the exception of one well-chosen Phil Ochs cover, keep the album engrossing and entertaining from first to last track.
-Rich Warren, The Midnight Special & Folkstage, WFMT, Chicago, IL

Weights and Wings is another step forward for this very special trio in their songwriting, production, and chemistry. Wrap yourself in their rich harmonies and embrace their clear-eyed vision.
-John Platt, WFUV, New York, NY

Folk on steroids! Brother Sun melds heart-lifting anthems with the art of harmonic massage. Nimble, strong and soothing all at once!
-Mary Sue Twohy, The Village Folk Show, Sirius XM

Brother Sun incorporates a fuller band sound on Weights and Wings, with stirring originals, their trademark three-part harmonies, and a terrific version of Phil Ochs' “When I'm Gone.” When I heard the opening a cappella notes of “Mary Don't You Weep and Moan,” I knew I was in for a soaring ride. And I was.
-Bob McWilliams, KANU, Lawrence, KS

At the first invigorating note, you are hooked. Their full voices and soaring harmonies, the interweaving of styles, the intricate arrangements and the poetic lyrics create an amazing recording. Brother Sun does it all, seamlessly going from uplifting folk-gospel to rock and blues, and beautiful introspective songs. "I Won't Look Down” is destined to be an anthem for our time.
-Laurie DesJardins, KVMR, Nevada City, CA

Brother Sun's latest recording Weights and Wings is a welcome visit from three friends who come bearing comfort, hope and inspiration in the form of powerful new songs and their trademark exquisite harmony. This new recording puts the emphasis on "harmony" through both their artistic achievement and sharing themes that remind us that we need to find an accordance in these troubled times.
-Ron Olesko, WFDU, Teaneck, NJ


Some Part of the Truth Reviews:

"The moment Greg Greenway, Joe Jencks and Pat Wictor pooled their voices as Brother Sun in 2011, the folk world was enriched by their harmony, humanity, and humor. In the years since, their bond with each other and their fans has only deepened. If there's any justice (something they care deeply about), their superb sophomore release, Some Part of the Truth, should bring the warmth of Brother Sun to a whole new world hungry for the healing power of their music."
-John Platt, WFUV - New York

"Brother Sun's Some Part of the Truth reawakens my soul and reminds me why sharing music matters. Only a few of the thousand releases I receive grab my ears while gripping my heart. Such is Some Part of Truth. More polished than Brother Sun's initial effort, Some Part of Truth blends expressively riveting male harmonies with precise, equally sensitive guitar and keyboard talent into three personal journeys from deep within. Yet the whole remains greater than any one path, and these distinct passages, in texture and topic, ultimately converge in the harmonies compelling you to travel Some Part of Truth to its ultimate aural and spiritual harmony."
-Rich Warren, WFMT - Chicago

"Gorgeous! Some Part of the Truth stacks harmonies rich as chocolate three layer cake with sweet butter frosting. Calorie free, this record is aiming for your heart. It arrives at your ticker’s doorstep with authentic folk and blues brought out by producer Ben Wisch’s knack for subtlety. Greg Greenway, Joe Jencks and Pat Wictor have created true powerhouse collaboration in song, voice and justice. But the songs, the way each word is indeed sung, and the arrangements make this record a needle shining brightly in a haystack.
-Mary Sue Twohy, Program Director, Sirius XM's "The Village"

"I just heard one of the best new songs of my life. The song is called "Trouble," and the group is called Brother Sun. Three magnificent male voices--together. Gives me the chills--in the nicest way ever!"
-Gene Shay, (retired DJ) WXPN - Philadelphia

"Absolutely impressive!"
-Charlie Backfish, WUSB – Stony Brook

Print Reviews

"Brother Sun are a keystone of Folk Alliance, standing for pure harmonies, serious music and ideals humanity should aspire to—Crosby, Stills & Nash at their most potent... Brother Sun represents all that is good about folk music."
- Suzanne Cadgène, Elmore Magazine (3/5/2015)


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