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Interview: Avram Brown From The Wheel



How do you feel about karma? Do you think what goes around comes around? Is that really the way of the world, or does it just seem that way? Perhaps we’re getting a start that’s a bit too deep, but the natural order of things has a way of following a mysterious pattern. You might see some of these things in your day-to-day activities, but sometimes a story invites you to consider how the design of our lives can be investigated, every so often, it arrives musically. 



Avram Brown is the key composer and performer in a project titled the Wheel which focuses on his musical and personal journey and how he’s come - yes, you guessed it - “full circle” with many aspects of his life. You can call it a psychedelic project, but it’s more than that: it’s introspective, but also makes some attempts at looking outward, somewhere into the great beyond. If that’s too much for you, then just know that the music is darned good! We’ll also explore the friends who helped Avi complete this project which include Blitzen Trapper’s Eric Earley, violist/arranger Kyleen King (Brandi Carlile, The Decemberists), and recording engineer Larry Crane (Elliott Smith). 


So, sit down with Avram and me and take the interdimensional journey, if you choose, or just go along for the ride. You’ll find that there’s a lot of preparation - productionwise, and personally - that goes into growing a body of work that explores our existential complexities. How does the wheel spin in your life, does it move forward, or backward? If you had to set it to music, how would it sound? Avram Brown’s wheel sounds like this.

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