With his unique voice, more unique song writing, and even more unique double necked Guit-Steel guitar, there has absolutely never been ANYONE like Junior Brown. Hes an American Original. Born in 1952 in Cottonwood, Arizona, Junior Brown showed an affinity for music at an early age when the family moved to a rural area of Indiana near Kirksville. In the following years, Junior began to experience Country music and remembers it as growing up out of the ground like the crops it was everywhere; coming out of cars, houses, gas stations and stores like the soundtrack of a story, but Country music programs on TV hadnt really come along much yet; not until the late fifties. Discovering a guitar in his grandparents attic, he spent the next several years woodshedding with records and the radio. Junior was also able to tap into music he couldnt hear at home which older, college aged kids were listening to. This was possible due to his fathers employment at small campuses throughout the next decade as the family moved twice again. As a young boy he was able to experience the thrill of performing before live audiences, at parties, school functions even singing and playing guitar for five thousand Boy Scouts at an Andrews Air Force Base jamboree; then while still a teenager, getting the chance to sit in with Rock and Roll pioneer, Bo Diddley. Armed with this broad spectrum of influences, he began to develop a storehouse of musical chops.
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 wasnt until the late 1960s 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, youve gotta get good or you gotta get out. The early 1970s 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.
Come to the show. Bring a friend. Bring your spouse. Bring your favorite beverage. But most of all bring a warm smile and a great Eden welcome to the artists coming to our home. But hurry, this show is expected to sell out, and there will be no standing room tickets sold. For tickets and info, call the Eden City Office at 325-869-2211 or visit www.greenapplemusic.com
Green Apple Art Center (View)
301 S. Main Street
Eden, TX 76837
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|