(Translated from Dutch using Google Translate)
Gunther Brown is a 6-piece band from Portland, Maine, who, with their new album “Heartache & Roses”, immediately deliver the right vibes that you can expect from a real roots’ n rock band.
With their debut album “Good Nights For Daydreams”, which was released in 2014, they could count on very good reviews and this will be no different for their 3rd full CD. In 2016, Gunther Brown released the grittier “North Wind”, an album with 10 songs. The reviews from “North Wind” have also praised the band. Now with “Heartache & Roses” and with the quote “Ain’t Been A Good Year” they set the tone for 11 songs that have resulted from failures, disappointment and sometimes a hint of optimism.
“New Man” is the opener and this swinging number may immediately start to settle in the highest regions “Americana Charts”. The band consists of front man Pete Dubuc and is completed by Derek Mills, Mark McDonough, Joe Bloom Anderson, Greg Klein and Drew Wyman. Also on the subsequent “Unlearned” they show that they are carved from the right rockin ‘wood to make it complete. Roots rockers with just the right level of Americana, which makes them appeal to a wide audience.
Songs like “Slow Me Down” and not least the title track “Heartache & Roses” are well received and with “Rudderless” those of “Gunther Brown” bring a moment of rest with their signature harmony vocals at the right moment. They end just as intimately with the beautiful “Same Place, Same Time”. All that remains is to see them “Live” at work.