Before he was Borgo, Brian Bourgault was going about the business of his daily life as a music store owner and guitar player when his body suddenly stopped making a routine connection. A year later, at age 33, he was diagnosed with an untreatable, progressive neurological disease. That was 2005. Now, twelve years since that fateful day, Brian has been reunited with his passion, making music, and there is no stopping his renewed determination.
Join Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, the mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Magazines, for Big Blend Radio with Borgo, who discusses his debut full-length album Be Kind. Made with the help of engineer/co-producer Marc Benning and a group of noted musicians including Leftover Salmon’s Erik Deutsch and sax player Dwight Bement, the album was recorded live on tape at Hideaway Studios. Twelve songs were recorded in three days. It was an old soul rendering of new music, connecting Brian's creative energy with a group of talented players. Be Kind isn’t a concept record, it’s a life record. Available via iTunes and Spotify, the album tells stories of love lost, breaking societal norms, and reflecting on life through jazz piano ballads and funk-infused guitar, guaranteed to take listeners back in time.
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