Artist – Kevin Brown
Title – 6 STRINGS AND A DREAM
Label – Doodah Records DD014
Release date – November 18th 2019
“So much more than just a great slide player” Mark Knopfler
“He is without a doubt the real deal” Martin Simpson
Kevin Brown was in the family sitting room in Preston, Lancashire when he first saw Muddy Waters perform on a tiny black and white television; it was 1964 and Kevin was transported. Regardless of his Lancashire roots, Kevin was going to be a bluesman.
Five years of studious guitar practice later, whilst busking in London he met the man who inspired Muddy Waters and Robert Johnson. Son House liked Kevin’s passion and took him under his wing. He taught him the emotional power of simple words, and how to make a slide guitar howl at the moon. He gave a kid from Lancashire his blues credentials and sent him out to spread the message.
Fifteen albums and 1000s of gigs later, Kevin Brown is one the most respected blues guitarists, singers and songwriters alive. He’s attracted plaudits from the great Albert King, Martin Simpson, Joe Boyd and JJ Cale’s wife and musical collaborator, Christine Lakeland. He’s played on Mark Knopfler’s recordings and Andy Fairweather Low has played on Kevin’s. If you doubt a kid from Preston could really play the Delta Blues, just ask the punters in the juke joints of Clarksdale, Mississippi, who have taken him to their hearts and flock to see him when he visits every year.
So, between his modest home in the green hills of Wiltshire, an old houseboat in Clarksdale and a grass hut on the dazzling beaches of South Goa, Kevin Brown has just completed his latest album, a glorious mix of deep blues and uplifting tropical grooves called “Six Strings And A Dream”. Ably assisted and engineered by Sebastian Brice, Kevin has woven a tapestry of life stories, sung in his signature, laid-back, sand-blown voice and enveloped in his timeless picking and slide guitar.
“One of the very best we have” Andy Fairweather Low
“Kevin Brown has never ceased making joyful, soulful, tuneful, beautifully produced music. He's an ace, no one like him” Joe Boyd
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