Toronto Star’s ‘2010’s people to watch’

Great songwriters, like the best artists in any discipline, defy convention and confound those who seek comparisons. 

Toronto’s Jon Brooks stands among an exalted few in the enduring Canadian song tradition – Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Fred…


L’Entincelle (French)

Ulverton (GM) – Pour fêter le deuxième anniversaire des spectacles intimes à Ulverton, Jon Brooks, l’artiste qui avait inauguré la série il y a deux ans, sera de retour avec un nouveau spectacle aux couleurs folk le samedi 28 novembre…


Port Alberni Times – Concert Review

Sound Advice inaugurated its modest new performance space this past Saturday with a pretty full house showing up to hear Jon Brooks, a singer/songwriter/guitarist from King City, Ontario. The space itself, while unprepossessing, was entirely appropriate for a small gathering…


Edmonton Journal – Entertainment feature story

Meaty solo effort a collection of stories 

When touring Alberta, singersongwriter Jon Brooks likes to have a steak with his breakfast. 

Such was the case this Friday morning past, when at a Whyte Avenue eatery, the Ontario-based troubadour…


Gulf Islands Driftwood – Renowned Folk Musican on SSI

CFMA finalist Jon Brooks plays Fridas Villas house concert 

An award-winning folk musician comes to Salt Spring next week for a house concert at Fridas Villa. 

Jon Brooks performs at the home of Tracy Harrison and Carl Borgstrom…


North By East West – CD Review

Moth Nor Rust: For the Disturbed and the Comfortable 

Jon Brooks’ latest CD features an ominous title – “Moth Nor Rust” – a phrase taken straight from new testament scripture – and equally ominous artwork entitled “Out of the Cave…


Carleton University – The Charlatan

Folk From The Heart 

Jon Brooks is a folk artist from King City, Ont. currently on tour promoting his latest release, Moth nor Rust. His tour will include a stop at the Blacksheep Inn in Wakefield, Que. on Sept…


University of Ottawa’s Fulcrum

Canadian singer-songwriter Jon Brooks brings back a musical tradition 

JON BROOKS IS taking music back to its storytelling core. The independent musician, a resident of Ontario’s King City, recently released his latest album, Moth nor Rust—a solo acoustic project that…


University of Ottawa Review

The ‘00’s’ perhaps may be remembered as a decade in which the Canadian nation was reintroduced to the realities of sending its young men and women overseas to fight hot wars on foreign soil after a half century of relative…


The Waterloo Record & Guelph Mercury

Jon Brooks doesn’t apologize for believing that art, including songwriting, improves the world, even if it’s in some small way by inspiring people. He translates this belief into songs of inspiration on his third release Moth Nor Rust. The 10…

Penguin Eggs, Canada's Folk, Roots & World Music Magazine

Jon Brooks is a welcome voice in an age crying out for great protest songs. When a former prime minister is grilled for taking envelopes full of cash while millions have lost their savings and jobs, we need protest singers…

If It’s Not Love We Can’t Take It When We Go (Pt I)

by Andrew Stephens-Rennie 

You know? It’s always a little nerve-wracking when you throw your hat back in the ring. 

After growing up in a musical void for much of my life, I discovered more music while away at school…