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This Album

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Last year we played our first show with our friend Tyler Sjöström, and within minutes of his set I was so completely entranced by his vocal tone and ability that I knew he was one of the most talented musicians I’ve ever heard live. I don’t say this lightly, I’m a notoriously fickle listener – but if I had to promote one project this year this would be it. Buy Tyler a musical shot of whiskey and help get this album recorded.

Click here to help support Tyler Sjöström’s debut album.

Upcoming Cookbook

Raw Vegan Breakfast | Nat Brooke

Collard Wrap | Nat Brooke

Coconut Pie | Nat Brooke

Dehydrator | Nat Brooke

West Tisbury Farm Stand | Nat Brooke

About nine months ago I ventured into learning more about the world of Raw foodism in the Vegan sense and have since become an advocate of healing by way of fresh, whole foods. I have spent time traveling and connecting to a community of passionate friends involved in teaching others about the Raw Foods lifestyle and simply, biodynamic food. I was recently asked to photograph and upcoming project piecing together photographically over one hundred unique Raw Vegan recipes. We accumulated over a thousand photos over the course of several days which are in the process of being developed into an upcoming cookbook. There is certain revelation between the nature of food and artistic realization. I can say with understanding that whole foods nurture brain activity which is the foundation of all productivity. This was a vibrant project to be a part of and I will be curating more personal projects in the future. If you’d like to learn more about incorporating more of a plant based foundation into your lifestyle you can leave a comment below or e-mail info@natbrooke.com. Get in touch and follow Eva Rawposa on her Facebook page to be updated on the launch date of the cookbook.

Chicago Scenes

Wicker Park | Nat Brooke

Wicker Park | Nat Brooke

Train | Nat Brooke

Nat Brooke | Kilim

Katie Alvarado | Tyler S. | Nat Brooke

Nat Brooke | Tyler S.

*Above photos of musicians, Katie Alvarado & Tyler Sjöström .

Things have been unveiling beautifully in the midwest this Spring into Summer. The trees have grown more lush than I could ever remember them and it seems like people are being more generous with their money and time, fueled by the endorphins that the warmer weather brings. Even the ambitious young gentlemen I noticed on the coffee shop patio who brewed and brought his own iced coffee along with him to the coffee shop (maybe he prefers his own brew). Mostly as the season changes into every day heat I am most inspired to spend time with friends playing music in spaces small and large. Although I’ve already jumped ship and have escaped the crowds of the city and bustling outer suburban landscape for an emptier climate, this is the first year in a long while where I want to return – head into a dive bar and listen to some swooning music overhead.

Spring Travels

Spring In Illinois | Nat Brooke

Lambert's Cove Beach | Nat Brooke

Nat Brooke | Beach

Menemsha | Nat Brooke

Nat Brooke | Menemsha

Island to Island – I seem to love remoteness. During a curious turn of events I happened to make it to Martha’s Vineyard to learn and explore. Less than half of the summer population present I wondered completely. I must say I was impressed with the local radio stations – I’ve compiled a short playlist for your pleasure connecting some of the songs I listened to over the course of traveling and heard on local MV radio.

Only One More Kiss – Paul McCartney & Wings
I Can See The Pines Are Dancing – A.A Bondy
I’ll Come Runnin’ Back To You – Sam Cooke
I Hope That I Don’t Fall In Love With You – Tom Waits
I Just Can’t Loose – The Deep Dark Woods
Open Your Eyes – Bobby Caldwell
If You Really Love Me – Stevie Wonder
I Don’t Need Anyone – Club 8