Filed Under (Barrie, for the sake of the song, Midland, Ontario, podcast) by Sean on May-30-2009

Alyssa Wright Don Bray, The Brights

I’ve known Don Bray for about 17 years.  We met at an open stage, and I was struck by his insightful lyrics and virtuoso musicianship from the first time I heard him.  He was one of the first people I wanted to interview for my podcast but it took a couple years for us to connect.  It was worth the wait.  I think it’s fitting that he is my guest for episode 100.

We sat down in a quiet room during our songwriting group’s annual winter getaway weekend.  He was accompanied on vocals, Cello, and title reminders by Alyssa Wright.  Don and Alyssa are both solo performers but they have also released their first CD as The Brights: Live, Love, Dream.


Theme Music: For the Sake of the Song (©2003 S. McGaughey)

Lonely No More (© Don Bray)

A Good Day (© Don Bray)

These Miles  (© Don Bray)

Beds and Boots (© S. McGaughey)


Don Bray

Alyssa Wright

The Brights

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Join us for a live recording celebrating 100 Episodes of For the Sake of the Song on Friday June 5, 2009 at 7pm EDT at the Rye Cafe in Midland, Ontario.   My guests for the evening will be Marlon Gibbons, Jennifer Ives and Ken Allen.  We will be recording one or two live episodes of For the Sake of the Song followed by musical performances by each of us.  We will also be streaming the event live over ustream.  Stay tuned to for more details.  There is no cover charge for this event, but we will be accepting donations for Stellula Music in the Schools.

For the Sake of The Song Live June 5, 2009

1 Comment posted on "For the Sake of the Song Episode 100 with Don Bray"
George Motoc on May 30th, 2009 at 5:07 pm #

A truly remarkable milestone, Sean. Congratulations!
Thank you for sharing light on the incredible talent lying in the Ontario’s folk scene. If I was a radio producer…

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