Artist Spotlight: Aimee Bobruk

This needs some polka dots and this needs a broad stroke of blue… “Frankly, I’ve read many horribly shallow bios with empty phrases like ‘she’s a force to be reckoned with,’ that leave me feeling the victim of a bad sales scheme.” So Aimee Bobruk, a Huntsville, Texas native and Austin-based songwriter, hands the task of writing her biography to a Dane who doesn’t really speak the language. The fact that her solution to avoiding music clichés was to hire someone with a rusty command of the English language is also worth mentioning because it sheds light on her own – very unconventional – approach to writing music.

Also a bit of a challenge: Bobruk likes creating music much more than talking about it. On her new album /ba.’brook/, Bobruk chooses to collaborate with producer/bassist Brian Beattie and drummer Dony Wynn; two musicians whose perspectives to music-making are refreshingly untraditional, to put it simply.

”The Beattie” hails from Austin’s avant-garde punk rock band Glass Eye and has produced albums for Daniel Johnston, Okkervil River, Bill Callahan and Shearwater. Wynn, who Bobruk refers to as ’The Santa Claus of Percussion’, has worked with such artists as Robert Plant and Robert Palmer and is known for building his drumkits out of everything from a banana peel to a filing cabinate.

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Richard Zack