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Emotional, heartfelt and eclectic: Norine Braun in 3 words. A Vancouver based singer-songwriter Norine Braun is an award winning artist (2018 Western Canadian Music Award Nominee, Banff Centre Musician in Residence, Canada Council For the Arts Award, Los Angeles Music Awards, Artists For Literacy) who has a slew of festival appearances under her belt. Her music blinks an eye to the past, while firmly looking forward, blending timeless elements such as blues, folk and soul, presenting them to the audience with a freshness and balance that are in tune with today's sensibilities. Norine's eclectic approach to songwriting and her prowess as a heartfelt performer are the fundaments of her solid reputation within her local scene, and beyond.


Award-winning independent Canadian recording artist and singer-songwriter, Norine Braun released her 10th full- length album to critical acclaim, including a Canada Council For The Arts award. A masterful body of creative work titled "Gone To The Spirits" is based on the engaging and dramatic life story of Ququnak Paǂkiy who was a Two Spirit, Ktunaxa prophet, messenger, chief and guide who lived in the early and mid-19th century. Norine is of mixed ancestry Metis and Ukrainian and self identifies as Two Spirit. Norine has been nominated for the 2018 Western Canadian Music Awards as Spiritual Artist of the Year for this album. 


An eclectic creator, Norine Braun expresses universal themes and paints refreshing and meaningful musical landscapes. At times miraculously taking the "Blues" to new heights . A relentless live performer, who is always true to herself and to those that embrace her work, Braun rides the crest of the wave of non-commercial stylists, delivering grit and sensitivity in one deep breath. Often compared to some of music's groundbreaking pioneers, Norine Braun is a unique gem, a diamond in the rough blossoming into a synergistic melting pot, that can only be defined as her own. 


Norine Braun thrives on live performance and connecting with audiences worldwide. From New York City to Quebec City to Tokyo and beyond, Braun has performed at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games, at theatres, festivals, coffeehouses, casinos and clubs. Her appearances on the main stages of numerous festivals including the Vancouver Pride festival and an appearance on Breakfast Television have established her presence and grown her fan base.


Devotedly universal in her lyrical content and accessible to listeners who hold her words close to their heart, such is the norm for this seasoned songsmith. Norine has the uncanny ability to deliver captivating versatile vocals and harmonies that pull at the listener’s heart.  She is certainly an indie tour de force, who forges ahead to add surprising layers of colour and is a deep breath of fresh air, to the vast wilderness of the Canadian musical landscape.



1996 Modern Anguish
1999 Miles To Go
2000 Crow
2001 Norine Braun and the Mood Swings
2003 Now and Zen
2007 Evolution of the Blood Star
2008 Acoustically Inclined
2010 Lost Tracks Bootleg Digital EP/I Believe You Single
2011 No. 8
2013 Conventus The Eye of the Heart
2015 Kind of Jazz Digital Album Only
2015 Songs For Christmas Digital Album Only
2016 Gone To The Spirits
2017 Kind of Blues
2019 Through Train Windows

Film/Television Music Credits
2000 Wings Over Canada (TV)
2001 Internecine (short film)
2010 Behind the Eight Ball (feature film)
2015 Inspire (documentary)
2018 The Snot That Ate Port Harry (animated feature)



2018 Western Canadian Music Award Nominee Spiritual Artist of the Year for
Gone To The Spirits

2017 The Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity Musician in Residence

2017 Finalist in the national Canadian Songwriting Competition
for the song Coyote from Gone To The Spirits

2014 Canada Council For the Arts Professional Musicians Grant for Gone To The Spirits album composition

2010 FACTOR Showcase Grant for Kansai International Music Conference Showcase Performer Osaka Japan and Tokyo Showcase

2008 Winner Los Angeles Independent International Music Awards Female Singer-Songwriter of The Year Jazz Category for song Crystallize

2006 Winner Artists For Literacy Songs Inspired By Literature International Songwriting Competition for song Conformity 451. 

Partial list of Venues Played: 

National Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site 2018

Talking Stick Festival 2018

The Carleton Halifax NS 2017

Via Rail Artist On Board Vancouver to Toronto and Montreal to Halifax October 2017

CKRL Live at Le Sacrilege Bar Quebec City 2017

Fou-Bar Quebec City 2017

Avante-garde Bar Ottawa 2017

Junction City Music Hall Toronto 2017

Gabriola Island Music Festival 2017

Desert Daze Music Festival 2017

Music at the Cannery Concert Series 2017

Davie Street Party 2017

Poco Summer In the City Concert Series 2017

National Aboriginal Day Trout Lake 2017

Kanata Festival 2017

Vancouver Pride Main stage 2016

Music By The River Pier Park Festival Stage 2016

Kaleidoscope Festival 2016 

Columbia StrEAT Festival 2016

Studio Records Vancouver 2016

Envision Financial Concert in the Park 2015 Abbotsford

Summer In the City POCO Concert Series 2015

The Summer Music Lounge The Village Park Royal 2015

National Aboriginal Day Trout Lake 2015

Nikkei Matsuri Festival Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre 2014

1st Annual International Blues Music Day  Vancouver Fan Club 2014

Gallery Vertigo Vernon BC  2014

Wednesday on the Wharf Concert Series Salmon Arm 2014

Surrey Pride 2014

Cafe Koi Calgary AB 2014

Hyack Festival Uptown Street Festival New Westminster 2014

Char's Landing Port Alberni 2014

Copper Owl Victoria 2014

Party in the Park 2013 Mainstage Chilliwack

Concert in the Park 2013 North Van -MetroVancouver Park

Music on the Wharf  2013 Maple Ridge Historical Society

2012 International Blues Challenge- A Night of Vancouver’s Best Blues Bands

Cultus Lake Live at the Gazebo Music Series

Richmond Concerts in the Park Series

The Railway Club

Cates Park Concert Series

Richmond Maritime Festival

Out in the Woods Festival Greenwich NY

Edgewater Casino WAVS Benefit Vancouver

Beatniq Jazz and Social Club Calgary


SHE BOOM CFRO benefit concert.

Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics

Roundhouse Performance Centre

Cellar Jazz Club

Cafe Chaos Montreal

The Triad NYC 

Shibuya Home Tokyo

Seattle Rockrgrl Music Conference Showcase Performer

Kansai International Music Conference Showcase Performer Osaka Japan

The Backstage Lounge Arts Club Theatre

Capones Restaurant and Live Jazz Club 

Vancouver Pride Main Stage Sunset Beach 

Duncan Garage Showroom 

Davie Day TD Canada Trust Festival Stage 

Breakfast Television



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