Free To Grow Perform A Miracle For Bruce


Miracle Man Single Cover

On May 31, 2017 friend of the band Bruce Hughes suffered a massive stroke and ultimately was transported to Saint John New Brunswick where a medical team performed a mechanical thrombectomy.

Given the severity of the stroke, and the time it took for treatment, the extent of Bruce’s recovery was considered a miracle by health care staff.

With the help of a number of Fredericton area musicians the band recorded “Miracle Man” and this EP is dedicated to Bruce and the New Brunswick health care workers who took care of him.

About Free To Grow

Fredericton’s Free To Grow (FTG) had their first live performance in September 2014 and released their self-titled debut album that November. A long awaited follow up full album (Time to Rise) was released in May 2018. Their music has received critical acclaim and airplay locally, regionally and internationally; and their songs have charted on radio stations in Canada, the United Kingdom, South Africa, Australia and the United States. Free To Grow is self-described as “a mix of Folk, Rock, Progressive and East Coast in a Classic Rock blender.” In 2015, Free to Grow won the prestigious Stingray Rising Star award at the 25th Annual Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival in Fredericton, New Brunswick.

Album Information

Recorded by Free to Grow in and around Fredericton, NB Canada

Mixed and Mastered by Adrian Jenkinson, an east Yorkshire Wizard at Hairy Monster Audio Hull, East

Yorkshire UK


Free To Grow Would Like To Thank

A special thanks also to friends of Free to Grow who eagerly participated in recording Miracle Man with our band:

Lead vocals by Fredericton’s Queen of Rock and Roll Tina Gaudreau (Mad Mary). Saxophones by TC Richards (8 Track Mind / STU Jazz) and Rachel Forbes (STU Jazz). Trumpet by Conrad Mead (Downtown Blues Band / The Redemptions).

Thanks also to Don Rigley (Frantically Atlantic) and Joshua Sangster (Honey Gut) who respectively contributed fiddle and lead vocals to the Bad Bear track.

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