Chanteur Country US n Jamieson Brown, le 12 Juin 1952 Kirksville (Indiana).

A singer and demon guitarist whose raucous blend of country and rock & roll helped make him a successful crossover act, Junior Brown was born in 1952 and raised in the backwoods of Kirksville, IN. He first learned to play the piano from his father, and was exposed to country through radio and TV, becoming a fan of Ernest Tubb's music and television program. He became a professional musician at the tail end of the '60s, while still in his teens.
After honing his guitar skills in relative anonymity throughout the '70s, Brown became an instructor at the Hank Thompson School of Country Music, an affiliate of Rogers State College in Oklahoma. There, while teaching under the auspices of steel guitar legend Leon McAuliffe, a onetime member of Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys, Brown met "the lovely Miss Tanya Rae," a student whom he would later marry in 1988 and who eventually joined his band as a rhythm guitarist and backing Vocalsist. At the same time, a dream prompted him to set about creating an instrument fusing a six-string guitar with its steel counterpart. Contacting guitar maker Michael Stevens in 1985, he developed the "guit-steel," a double-necked guitar combining the standard instrument with the steel. (A decade later, the two men reunited to update the "guit-steel," and Brown's cherry axe, "Big Red," was born.)
After moving to Austin, TX, Brown and his group became the house band at the city's Continental Club, where strong word-of-mouth eventually earned them a record deal. He made his long-awaited album debut in 1993 with 12 Shades of Brown, which featured a tribute to his biggest influence, "My Baby Don't Dance to Nothing but Ernest Tubb." It also showcased his often-stunning instrumental work, and blended Western swing, honky tonk, and electrified Bakersfield country. Guit With It followed later in the year, and like its predecessor, was met with considerable critical acclaim. After a five-song stopgap EP, 1995's Junior High, Brown returned in 1996 with Semi-Crazy, which continued in the vein established on his previous recordings. The Long Walk Back followed two years later, and displayed a bit more rockabilly flavor. Brown issued his fifth album, Mixed Bag, in 2001. His next record, 2004's Down Home Chrome, found him on a new label (Telarc) but with the same tried and true sound. Curb released a twelve-song Greatest Hits collection in June of 2005, followed by Telarc's Live at the Continental Club: The Austin Experience later that September.

Talents : Singer, Songwriter, Guit-Steel, Guitar, Steel Guitar, Piano

Style musical : Texas Swing  

Years in activity :

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06/1995 CD CURB 76953 (US) . Highway Patrol
07/1995 CD EP CURB 77783 (US) JUNIOR HIGH - Highway Patrol / That's Easy For You To Say / My Wife Thinks You're Dead / Lovely Hula Hands / Sugar Foot Rag
05/1996 CD CURB 76953 (US) . My Wife Thinks You're Dead
07/1996 CD CURB 76995 (US) . Venom Wearin' Denim
10/1997 SP CURB D7-73035 (US) . Gotta Sell Them Chickens (Before They Die, And The Eggs Before They Hatch) (Hank Thompson with Junior Brown) / Total Stranger (Hank Thompson with Lyle Lovett)


08/1993 CD CURB D2-77622 (US) GUIT WITH IT - Doin' What Comes Easy To A Fool / Highway Patrol / So Close Yet So Far Away / Sugar Foot Rag / My Wife Thinks You're Dead / You Didn't Have To Go All Theway / Party Lights / Names And Addresses / Still Life With Rose / Holding Pattern / Guit-Steel Blues / The Gal From Oklahoma
09/1993 CD CURB D2-77635 (US) 12 SHADES Of BROWN - My Baby Don't Dance to Nothing But Ernest Tubb / Baby Let The Bad Times Be / Freeborn Man / They Don't Choose To Live That Way / Too Many Nights In A Roadhouse / Hillbilly Hula Gal / A Way To Survive / Broke Down South Of Dallas / What's Left Just Won't Go Right / Moan All Night Long / Coconut Island / Don't Sell The Farm
05/1996 CD CURB D2-77843 (US) SEMI-CRAZY - Gotta Get up Every Morning / Darlin' I'll Do Anything You Say /  Hung It Up / I Want to Hear It From You / Semi-Crazy (Junior Brown & Red SIMPSON) / Hong Kong Blues / Venom Wearin' Denim / Parole Board / Joe The Singing Janitor / Surf Medley
09/1998 CD CURB D2-77897 (US) LONG WALK BACK - Long Walk Back To San Antone / The Better Half / Read 'Em And Weep / Rock-A-Hula Baby / Lookin' For Love / Peelin' Taters / Freedom Machine / Just A Little Love / Keepin' Up With You / I'm All Fired Up / Stupid Blues
07/2001 CD CURB D2-78719 (US) MIXED BAG - Guitar Man / Ain't Gonna Work Today / Riverboat Shuffle / Our First Bluebonnet Spring / Cagey Bea / Runnin' With The Wind / Catfish And Collard Greens / Little Town Square / Hard Livin' Hard / Kansas City Blues / Grow Up America / The Chase
08/2004 CD TELARC 83612 (US) DOWN HOME CHROME - Little Rivi-Airhead / It Hurts When I Do That / Where Has All The Money Gone? / The Bridge Washed Out / Hill Country Hot Rod Man / Jimmy Jones / Let's Go Back / Two Rons Don't Make It Right / You Inspire Me / Are You Just Cuttin' Up? / Foxey Lady / Monkey Wrench Blues
06/2005 CD CURB 78799 (US) GREATEST HITS - Highway Patrol / My Wife Thinks You're Dead / Sugar Foot Rag / My Baby Don't Dance To Nothin' But Ernest Tubb / Freeborn Man / Too Many Nights In A Roadhouse / Broke Down South Of Dallas / Semi-Crazy (with Red SIMPSON) / Venom Wearin' Denim / Joe The Singing Janitor / Freedom Machine / Long Walk Back To San Antone
09/2005 CD TELARC 83637 (US) THE AUSTIN EXPERIENCE - LIVE AT THE CONTINENTAL CLUB - Broke Down South Of Dallas / Party Lights / My Wife Thinks You're Dead / Hillbilly Hula Gal / I Hung It Up / Juan Charasquado / Highway Patrol / Gotta Get Up Every Morning (Just To Say Goodnight To You) / Lifeguard Larry / Long Walk Back To San Antone / I Want To Live And Love Always / Rock And Roll Guitar Medley : Lullaby Of The Leaves - Apache - Secret Agent

Rocky Productions 23/10/2011