Written by: Andrew Boyd
I don't believe there is much more I can say that hasn't already been said by many great journalist and members of the music community about Gene Brown and the New Branch Music & Arts Festival that happened this past weekend in Carbonear. I can only reiterate the overwhelming sense of community and great vibes that where experienced there. The feeling of appreciation for all we have and the comradery was something I personally believed existed but had not experienced on such a large scale. There were no ego’s present… only love for the music and this beautiful musical community that we sometimes take for granted in the busyness of the George Street bar scene.
And yet, here I am trying to put into words a feeling, an experience that is impossible to accurately describe with words. You had to be there. This weekend felt like the beginning of something spectacular for this province and I am marking off the calendar days until the 2nd annual New Branch Festival.
Thank you Gene Brown and thank you to all the volunteer’s that made this weekend possible. You captured something magical here and the experience was simply unforgettable.