JUNIOR BROWN DOES IT ALL – UNIQUE ENTERTAINER CAN’T BE CATEGORIZED

 

JUNIOR BROWN DOES IT ALL – UNIQUE ENTERTAINER CAN’T BE CATEGORIZED

Imagine an artist who can play surf guitar with the best, steel guitar like the country kings – and  most any other guitar styling while singing along in the appropriate style . It takes a special DOUBLE GUITAR that only JUNIOR BROWN plays as well as his unique, one-off voice, contortionist body and personality . Brown makes for one of the great live entertainers on the circuit today . His 10 minute long ‘surf medley’ may be the single most dynamic live ‘show tune’ among any current entertainers going . We caught Brown March 24, 2015 at Berkeley’s Freight and Salvage. Catch him when he comes to your area. you won’t be disappointed.

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SURF MEDLEY -Brown Signature. approx. 10 Minutes

Get Off of That Telephone – Brown makes an anti-driving with cell phone pitch; you can even hear the police sirens and other sounds of the road…

CameraZOOM-20150324210634049Junior Brown’s ‘contraption’ is actually on a stand. He plays the top neck as if he were holding a guitar and easily jumps back and forth with the bottom steel neck, which he plays  ‘overhand’ . He has to lean down and over to be able to play both, which must be a bit hard on the backbone.. but Brown does a helluva amazing job at it…

 

 

JUNIOR BROWN DOES IT ALL – UNIQUE ENTERTAINER CAN’T BE CATEGORIZED

Imagine an artist who can play surf guitar with the best, steel guitar like the country kings – and  most any other guitar styling while singing along in the appropriate style . It takes a special DOUBLE GUITAR that only JUNIOR BROWN plays as well as his unique, one-off voice, contortionist body and personality . Brown makes for one of the great live entertainers on the circuit today . His 10 minute long ‘surf medley’ may be the single most dynamic live ‘show tune’ among any current entertainers going . We caught Brown March 24, 2015 at Berkeley’s Freight and Salvage. Catch him when he comes to your area. you won’t be disappointed.

 

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from Freight and Salvage:

The music of Junior Brown combines the soul of country and the spirit of rock and roll. The crooner with the deep, dry voice invented his own instrument, the guit-steel, a double-necked contraption that combines the best of electric guitar and lap steel. But it wouldn’t matter what he played if he didn’t play with such passion and drive. You hear echoes of other guitar greats, from Ernest Tubb to to Jimi Hendrix to Stevie Ray Vaughn, but the sound is all Junior, country and bluesy and funny too – which may be why Junior was tabbed to write the theme song for the new TV show, Better Call Saul. Junior has a way of singing that sounds dead serious and yet entirely aware of the humor of any situation.

 

Born in Cottonwood, Arizona, Junior discovered a guitar in his grandparents’ attic and started a career that took him to the Continental Club in Austin, Texas, three Grammy nominations, a Country Music Association Award, and a Bluegrass Music Association Award, not to mention collaborations with Ralph Stanley, Hank Thompson, George Jones, The Beach Boys, and Stone Temple Pilots. His movie credits include Me Myself and Irene, Trespass, and The Dukes of Hazzard. His TV credits include X Files, Austin City Limits, multiple appearances on Saturday Night Live, and even a cameo in SpongeBob SquarePants. He’s a one-of-a-kind performer who laid it all on the line at the Freight!

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