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Junior Brown


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Junior Brown (born 1953) is an American country guitarist and singer from Kirksville, Indiana. He first learned to play piano from his father “before I could talk”. His music career began in the 1960s, and he worked through that decade and the next developing his astonishing guitar skills. By the mid-80s he was teaching guitar at the Hank Thompson School of Country Music at Rogers State University, in Claremore, Oklahoma.

In 1985 he invented a double-necked guitar with Michael Stevens (see 1985 in music). He called it a “guit-steel”. He actually plays this guitar standing behind it while it rests in a small podium / music stand. The top neck is a traditional 6 string “Fender Telecaster” style neck while the lower neck is basically a full on steel guitar for slide playing. There is a pocket in the body of the guitar to take the slide while not in use. Brown quickly became a local success in Austin, Texas as the house band at the Continental Club. His debut album was 1993’s 12 Shades of Brown; it was followed by Guit with It later that year (1993 in music). Both albums cemented his reputation as one of the more critically acclaimed country singers of the 1990s.

In 1995 (1995 in music), Brown made a comeback bid with Semi Crazy, followed by 1997’s (1997 in music) The Long Walk Back.


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  • MrBluRay71

    das ist einfach nur Geile Mucke

    15 Apr 2013 Reply

    Greeeeeat !!

    14 Jan 2013 Reply
  • louman

    Sugarfoot Rag, holy shit.

    16 Nov 2012 Reply
  • markalvin

    Semi-crazy... 'bout half nuts.

    15 Aug 2012 Reply
  • reagan0

    I'm not a big fan of country music, but I think this guy is an incredible talent. He's one of the best guitarists in his genre, and a great singer/songwriter, too, in my opinion. Plus, he's just damn fun to listen to.

    3 Jul 2011 Reply
  • AnotherKoshka

    this guys sucks. wow.

    29 May 2011 Reply
  • doctorjmo

    indiana boyz rule!!!!

    7 Mar 2011 Reply
  • pottlukk

    bad ass guitar player

    17 Jan 2011 Reply
  • fire57mark

    saw him a couple times great show must see!!

    12 Jan 2011 Reply
  • FirefoxRuels

    oh so underrated

    17 Oct 2010 Reply
  • OCD4CDz

    Broke down......south-a-dallas.

    12 Jun 2010 Reply

    Great gitarist with great guitars..! ;-)

    30 May 2010 Reply
  • flmortgagepro

    Saw him twice in Berwyn, IL and both shows were amazing.

    24 May 2010 Reply
  • bgod

    wow just heard sugarfoot rag.. wow

    18 Feb 2010 Reply
  • turbotwang

    the deVillebillies love (& cover in their live show) Junior Brown

    24 Nov 2009 Reply
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    18 Oct 2009 Reply
  • fatstrat67

    Seen him twice. If he comes to town its a must see!

    19 Mar 2009 Reply
  • steverinohoff

    Hooked after seeing him on Conan...played Hung it Up I think it was...incredible guitar work...saw him live at MN State Fair a few years back...just as good live.

    19 Mar 2009 Reply
  • markvector

    Saw him on the east end of Long Island two years ago. Amazing show! Amazing Player with great personality

    11 Jan 2009 Reply
  • Robertsonians

    Was lucky enough to catch JB at The Continental Club during my days in Austin. Stevie Ray at the Aqua Fest, John Lee Hooker at the original Antones..... what a great music town.

    25 Oct 2008 Reply
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