Aimee Bobruk, Austin, TX based indie/avante singer-songwriter, is receiving a warm reception with her newest album, /ba.’brook/ (2013).
Selected by KUT radio and the Austin Chronicle as one of the top albums of 2013, she focuses on touring and collaborating with other writers.
Her work is best described by American Songwriter as avoiding the obvious and by Performing Songwriter as “nothing short of a work of art”.
Bobruk’s songwriting career was launched internationally in 2012 with the release of “It’s About Love” a co-write with the Danish band, Hush. The collaboration ensued through the House of Songs (Austin, TX), an organization which brings together Scandinavian and Austin based songwriters for creative musical endeavors.
To date, Bobruk has co-written with over 40 songwriters and boasts two additional title tracks “Easy Heart” (Jens Lysdal/Bobruk on Lysdal’s 2014 release) & “The Bell” (Bobruk/Annie Grace on Grace’s 2013 release). She is credited with an additional 12 co-writes that appear on albums by Scandinavian & German artists. Most recently her co-writing has taken her to Denmark, Sweden and Scotland.
For the release of her 2013 album, /ba.’brook/, Bobruk joined forces with producer/bassist Brian Beattie and drummer Dony Wynn; two musicians whose perspectives to music making are refreshingly untraditional, to put it simply. 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 was the long time drummer for Robert Palmer, Brooks and Dunn, and has recently been performing with Robert Plant. Paintings, cartoons and silent movies have been essential to Bobruk in making /ba.’brook/. “When I hear music, I see pictures and the other way around. So naturally, when I write songs it stars with me trying to set an image to words and sound. I guess you can say I’m more inspired by Chagall and Chaplin than by the great composers.”
Last year, Bobruk was featured in the Austin’s landmark music photo book Sounds of Austin along side Texas greats like Willie Nelson. She has performed with Doctor John, Ian Maclagan (of The Faces, Rolling Stones), Eliza Gilkyson, Ruthie Foster, Thao and the Get Down Stay Down and more.