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  • Fri Jul 27, 2018 - Billings MTPub Station Ballroom
  • Sat Jul 28, 2018 - White Sulphur Springs MTRed Ants Pants Festival
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  • Tue Oct 23, 2018 - Austin TXContinental Club with Reverend Horton Heat
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  • Tue Nov 27, 2018 - Omaha NEThe Waiting Room with Reverend Horton Heat
  • Wed Nov 28, 2018 - Minneapolis MNFirst Avenue with Reverend Horton Heat
  • Fri Nov 30, 2018 - Chicago ILMetro with Reverend Horton Heat
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  • Sun Dec 02, 2018 - Warrendale PAJergel’s with Reverend Horton Heat
  • Tue Dec 04, 2018 - Buffalo NYTralf Music Hall with Reverend Horton Heat
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  • Fri Dec 07, 2018 - New York City NYSony Hall with Reverend Horton Heat
  • Sat Dec 08, 2018 - Asbury Park NJStone Pony with Reverend Horton Heat
  • Sun Dec 09, 2018 - Woodstock NYColony with Reverend Horton Heat
  • Tue Dec 11, 2018 - Roslyn NYMy Father’s Place with Reverend Horton Heat
  • Wed Dec 12, 2018 - Pawling NYDaryl’s House with Reverend Horton Heat
  • Thu Dec 13, 2018 - Harrisburg PAClub XL with Reverend Horton Heat
  • Fri Dec 14, 2018 - Philadelphia PAUnderground Arts with Reverend Horton Heat
  • Sat Dec 15, 2018 - Washington DCBlack Cat with Reverend Horton Heat
  • Sun Dec 16, 2018 - Richmond VAThe Broadberry with Reverend Horton Heat
  • Tue Dec 18, 2018 - Carrboro NCCat’s Cradle with Reverend Horton Heat
  • Wed Dec 19, 2018 - Asheville NCGrey Eagle with Reverend Horton Heat
  • Thu Dec 20, 2018 - Atlanta GAThe Masquerade - Heaven Stage with Reverend Horton Heat
  • Fri Dec 21, 2018 - Jacksonville FLFlorida Theatre with Reverend Horton Heat
  • Sat Dec 22, 2018 - Birmingham ALIron City with Reverend Horton Heat

Junior Brown

Artist Biography

JUNIOR BROWN "THE AMERICAN ORIGINAL"

Born in 1952 in Cottonwood, Arizona, Junior Brown showed an affinity for music at an early age. Discovering a guitar in his grandparent's attic at age seven, he spent the next several years woodshedding with records and the radio. Junior was also able to tap into music he couldn't hear at home which older, college aged kids were listening to. This was possible as a result of his father's employment at a nearby campus in 1958. Armed with this broad spectrum of source material, he had developed some formidable chops by the end of his teen years.

Brown's passion for Country and Western music had intensified by the late 1960's. With many prominent figures as his inspiration, he spent his nights further sharpening his musical skills in small clubs across the southwest. "I played more nights in honkytonks during the 70's and 80's than most musicians will see in a lifetimeI did so many years of that, night after night, four sets a night, 15 minute breaks; I mean after that, you gotta get good or get out." Brown still prefers to refer to his favorite music as "Country and Western" as it was called when he began his career. More recently, however, with the exception of Classical, Modern Jazz and Rap, he has shown himself to be equally adept at virtually all styles of American music, leading many to dub him America's most versatile musician. A listen to his catalog of recordings reveals a virtuosity in Country, Western Swing, Hawaiian, Rock and Roll, (Hard Rock, Surf, etc.), Blues, Trad. Jazz, (Swing), Pop, Bluegrass, and even Mariachi.

Junior knew he could play and sing almost anything, but he had yet to explore his potential as a songwriter. "I realized no one was going to walk into a club and discover meso I started hanging out with some songwriters who I'd played some gigs with, and they showed me how to support myself by writing and publishing." With his songwriting coming together by the mid 80's, Brown upgraded his gear in a way that no artist had ever done. Struggling through each show with the back and forth switch between the six string guitar and its steel counterpart, he had a dream one night about the two instruments mysteriously melting into one. The result was Brown's unique invention, the "Guit-Steel", a double-necked guitar combining standard guitar with steel guitar, allowing him to switch instruments quickly in mid-song while singing. There are other Guit-Steel players now, but Junior was the first, and for many years the one and only. For this and other reasons, he is truly an American original.

In the early 90's Brown and his band (including wife, Tanya Rae) relocated to the fertile Austin, Texas music scene and landed a weekly gig at the Continental Club. His unique and entertaining combination of singing, songwriting, instrumental skills and producing led to a seven record deal with Curb Records that began with "Twelve Shades of Brown" in 1993. He later released two albums on the Telarc label.