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Bria Skonberg Releases "Nothing Never Happens"

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Friday November 01, 2019

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Whether it’s the hassles and hurdles that arise for a musician touring the world, the run-of-the-mill mishaps that inevitably disrupt daily life, or the barrage of bad news constantly clamoring for attention; Bria Skonberg succinctly captures the hectic tenor of our times in the title of her latest album, Nothing Never Happens. The trumpeter and vocalist found her own escape in order to craft a new set of originals and artfully chosen covers that span the emotional and stylistic spectrum.

The album showcases Skonberg’s working band of recent years ‘” pianist Mathis Picard, bassist Devin Starks and drummer Darrian Douglas ‘” along with guest appearances by saxophonist Patrick Bartley, Hammond B3 master Jon Cowherd, and guitar great Doug Wamble. The project was helmed by GRAMMY┬« Award-winning producer Eli Wolf, shining a spotlight on Skonberg’s compelling songwriting, smoky vocals and blistering trumpet playing along with the scintillating chemistry of the ensemble.

In calling the album Nothing Never Happens, Skonberg captures the chief obstacle to its own creation. ‘My favorite way to write music is just to sit at a piano, be quiet and wait for things to surface,’ she says, hinting at the struggle to find those peaceful moments in which to compose. ‘I needed to get out and find a space to process the overload of information and feelings because of what’s been going on in the world in the last few years.’

Read the full press release here