Junior Brown

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Descriptive "tags": country rockabilly southern rock honky tonk guitar Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s

Biography

Jamieson Brown, 12 June 1952, Cottonwood, Arizona, USA. The country singer/guitarist Junior Brown dropped out of high school in 1969 after he had already formed his own band in his early teens. He then played the Texas clubs for many years, writing ‘Too Many Nights In A Roadhouse’ for Alvin Crow. Brown pioneered the guit-steel, a double-neck electric and steel guitar lap-top, which he featured to good effect on the 11-minute album track ‘Guit-Steel Blues’ (from 1993’s Guit With It). Citing influences including Jimi Hendrix, Ernest Tubb and the Ventures, the opening cut on Brown’s 1990 debut 12 Shades Of Brown was amusingly titled ‘My Baby Don’t Dance To Nothing But Ernest Tubb’. Brown also performed an uncanny, deadpan Tubb impersonation on the comic ‘My Wife Thinks You’re Dead’, while ‘Sugarfoot Rag’ contained licks from Hendrix’s ‘The Wind Cries Mary’ (both tracks were featured...

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