Peter Broderick (Bella Union, Type, Hush Records)
Peter Broderick is a 21 year-old wunderkind. An accomplished pianist, violinist, and guitar player with a voice that will send shivers both up and down your spine. He can be lumped into the modern classical genre for earlier releases like “Float”, but with “Home”, Broderick has written a startlingly simple folk album that would leave Bon Iver purple with envy. The kid is good. Last year, he moved to Denmark to join the band Efterklang, and he’s been constantly refining his sound(s).
I was lucky enough to catch his show at the El Mocambo in Toronto a few weeks ago, and it blew me away. Without a hint of pretension, Broderick kept the crowd in awe with his earnest live show. Mixing in samples with live instrumentation and looping it all together to create a cohesive and beautiful sonic whole, the show made my night. How does one play 4 instruments at once? Go see his show and find out. I expect big things from this young musician and if you haven’t heard him yet, try your best to do so as quickly as possible.