JUNIOR BROWN – THE AMERICAN ORIGINAL
Early on, Junior realized he had to keep his interest in Country music a secret; “it was like a secret friend I carried around, being careful not to tell anyone (especially girls) about my love for it because I thought they would laugh at me.” It wasn’t until the late 1960’s that Junior Brown would proudly explore the passion for the music he had loved since his early childhood in Indiana. With many prominent figures as his inspiration (Country legends, some who he would work with years later), he spent his nights in small clubs across the southwest. “I played more nights in honkytonks during the Seventies and Eighties than most musicians will see in a lifetime… I did so many years of that, night after night, four sets a night, fifteen minute breaks; I mean after that, you’ve gotta get good or you gotta get out. The early 1970’s California Country dance club scene was particularly competitive, but I learned professionalism and stage demeanor which has served me well to this day.” More recently however, Junior has shown himself to be equally adept at a wide variety of American music styles beyond Country. These include Rock and Roll, Blues, Hawaiian, Bluegrass and Western Swing.
Junior’s performance on the promotional song, “Better Call Saul” was recorded and released both as a video on AMC as well as a flexible 33 1/3rd vinyl record included in the show’s box set from Season One. Junior, Tanya Rae and the band continue to tear up the highways and no doubt will be appearing in concert near you one of these days. Seeing Junior live is a definite must, so GUIT WITH IT ‘cause he’s THE AMERICAN ORIGINAL!
American country guitarist and singer, Junior Brown has released twelve studio albums in his career, and has charted on the Billboard country singles charts. Brown’s signature instrument is the “guit-steel” double neck guitar, a hybrid of electric guitar and lap steel guitar. Junior, alongside his wife and rhythm guitarist-singer, Tanya Rae Brown, have won a Country Music Association Award (CMA), three Grammy nods, and an International Bluegrass Music Association Award (IBMA) with legend, Ralph Stanley. He has duets on record and video appearances with everyone from Hank Thompson and George Jones to The Beach Boys and Stone Temple Pilots. This album recorded on July 10, 2017 features 25 songs including “Broke Down South of Dallas,” “Party Lights” and “My Wife Thinks You’re Dead” which have all become classic country anthems.
Run Time: Approx. 78 Minutes