“I regain strength or re-energize when I’m alone in a quiet space.” —Robert “Dubwise” Browne
ACCLAIMED JAMAICAN GUITARIST ROBERT “DUBWISE” BROWNE RELEASES FIRST GOSPEL SINGLE “YOU MAKE ME STRONGER”
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
JUNE 7, 2018-Kingston, JA—Stellar guitarist Robert “Dubwise” Browne, best known for his work with Shaggy, is proud to announce the release of his first instrumental gospel single, “You Make Me Stronger.”
“You Make Me Stronger” is the first single from Browne’s upcoming fourth full-length solo album, “Elaine Marie,” which will be released in October, 2018 on the Electrifying Grooves Records label.
“You Make Me Stronger” is available on iTunes and other digital platforms starting June 8. https://geo.itunes.apple.com/album/you-make-me-stronger-single/1389588652?app=itunes.
“You Make Me Stronger” is the perfect instrumental gem, whether you are praise dancing in church on Sunday morning or taking a few moments of meditation and regeneration. “You Make Me Stronger” is also a fine anthem for weddings, graduations and anniversary celebrations.
“The whole project is really in memory of my mom who passed in 2016,” said Browne.
“You Make Me Stronger: was one of her favorite songs, written and performed by one of her favorite Jamaican gospel artists – Kevin Downswell. He did rendition of the song at her memorial service too. So besides the fact that I’ve also worked with Kevin on a couple of his shows and played on his records, “You Make Me Stronger” is special because it has a connection to my mom. I’ve always considered myself somewhat spiritual. My gift of music came from a higher source so I’m always grateful. But covering this particular song directly relates to my mom’s passing.”
“You Make Me Stronger” features Browne’s ebullient riffs on lead guitar; and he is accompanied by some of Jamaica’s finest musicians: Adrian “Jerks” Henry (bass), Oliver “Bliva” Thompson (drums) and Wade Johnson (piano and keyboards).
“I saw this band perform years ago at the Air Jamaica Jazz & Blues festival and I’ve wanted to work with them since then,” said Browne. “They are a younger set of musicians than I am but excellent nonetheless.”
ABOUT ROBERT DUBWISE BROWNE
Browne recently illuminated the stage in Central Park playing with Grammy winners Sting and Shaggy during Good Morning America’s Summer Concert Series. Turning with Shaggy’s band for 18 years, Browne set the bar high with his electrifying guitar solos. Browne is also an accomplished studio musician and has recorded on several high profile projects such as “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill” (1998) Shaggy’s “Lucky “Day” (2002) Diana King’s “AgirLnaMeKING” (2010) and Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers’ “Free Like We Want 2 B” (1996).
Browne released his first instrumental album “Robert Dubwise: Birth” in 2004, followed by “Electrifying Grooves of Diversion” (2010) and “Groovy Love Thing” (2015). Though his influences include Jimi Hendrix, Lee Ritenour and Joe Satriani , Browne comes by his talent honest. He is the son of famed Jamaican bassist/producer Glen Browne, of Jamaica’s royal musical family, the Browne Bunch, and the twin brother of acclaimed bassist/producer Richard “Shams” Browne.
“Growing up watching my father and uncles rehearse in their living room and going to the studio with them on their recording sessions I think was really what influenced me early on,” said Browne. “Just being in and around such a musical environment was all it took to spark the interest of my brother and I. “
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