AL BRAKE - Hot Pink Lady
With Country music in his heart and rock in his hands, Al Brake has mastered the fusion of the two genres. This Canadian singer/songwriter has had countless nominations for his self titled album. He received two awards from Indie Music Channel in 2013 for Best Country Producer and Best Country Recording. Brake recently took home the Indie Music Channel award for “Best Country Band” for his song “We’ve Come So Far.” “Just being nominated among so many artists in the world of country was such an honor,” says Brake, “to win awards was a dream come true and thrill of a life time.”
When you listen to the music of Al Brake you can’t help but hear the influences that shaped his sound: everyone from Kenny Chesney, Doc Walker, Tim McGraw, Uncle Kracker and many others had a hand in shaping someone who, in the end, has emerged with a voice all his own.
In 2012, Al returned to Nashville to record a new set of songs which resulted in “Al Brake”, his new CD, produced by industry-renowned Producer/Engineer, Bob Bullock. Bob has worked with artists such as Shania Twain, Reba McEntire, George Strait and many more. Brake also had a studio band second to none including Mike Chapman/Bass, John Willis/ Acoustic Guitar & Banjo, Chris Leuzinger/Lead Guitar, Mark Casstevens/Acoustic Guitar & Mandolin, Gary Prim/Piano & Organ, Sonny Garrish/ Dubro, Thom Flora/Backing Vocals and Lonnie Wilson/ Drums.
Al is the youngest of 11 children, 8 boys and 3 girls. He grew up in a little railway town, St. Fintan’s, located on the west coast of Newfoundland, Canada. Brake’s father was a World War II veteran and a skilled fiddle player, his mother filled the household with beautiful harmonies. Al started playing guitar at age 8 and has since added the bass, mandolin and drums to his list of instruments. When Brake isn’t in the studio or performing live he spends a majority of his time with his four young children and wife at their home in Canada.