Dance of Broken Chains
BRITT WARREN EMBRACES THE FUTURE FEARLESS 'I like all music if it's done well. Genres are like languages as far as I'm concerned. I adapted to that concept early on.' As a session pro, writer, and touring musician, there's little that guitarist Britt Warren hasn't encountered in the transient world of popular music. Now that the concept of the album as an art form and a product is changing, Britt's bow, aptly entitled 'Fearless,' is a forecast of the way things are going to be from now on. 'Young people don't have record collections anymore. They download songs off the internet, file swap, and assemble their own personal discs regardless of vogue or classification. What they pull down is a variety of different things. That's what 'Fearless' is all about. I love diversity. This record is meant to be a buffet. Like a lot of artists, I grow bored staying in one style. What I do is put it all in a pot and try to bring a little bit of myself into each element. This way you know it's the artist delivering the meal. And this is an international cuisine.' 'Fearless' is a literate meld of rock, jazz, classical, soul, and all the hybrids in-between that captures the energy and spontaneity of a live performance. It also fills a craving for both the artist and the audience. After caring for a family member through a long illness Britt took creative stock of himself. 'I had to make this record. It was like a birth, it wasn't going back the other way!' Conscious of the fact that Baby Boomers and Gen X'ers are lost in the mass music marketing miasma that caters only to the youth-quake, Warren champions his generation with fervor. 'We all long for the quality of popular music that we grew up with in the 1960s-1970s. At the same time we maintain our cutting edge and we require music that meets our needs now.' 'Fearless' is Britt Warren's feast of friends. 'The people who worked with me on this record gave me an honest perspective. It's nearly impossible to be objective when you're emotionally attached to the music. But having been a producer and a player for so long I began to discover the common ground between the two. We don't even have to talk: our facial expressions speak volumes.' 'The craft of producing a good song is a constant refining process. Everybody on this record brought their talents to the table as players and people and we caught that spirit in every groove and melody. Music is the one forum where we can be timeless...and fearless.'