Taught by Son House, discovered by Joe Boyd, acclaimed by Mark Knopfler
Kevin Brown is a highly respected professional recording artist, songwriter and performer of over 30 years standing. Born in Lancashire, the son of a signwriter and schoolteacher Kevin has been inspired from an early age by the blues and its related genres. See Kevin's biography for the full story...
He is heralded by both the public and other artists as a leading light in the world of slide guitar and roots music. His own slideguitarschool helped hundreds of students along the way You can now receive personal slide guitar and lap steel tuition from Kevin. Feel free to have a browse through the pages of his famous Slide School.
With Ten solo albums to his credit and countless international live performances from the Main stage at Glastonbury to the many beer joints of Texas where he once lived, Kevin has managed to keep a fresh approach to his craft whilst paying his respect to the blues masters of the past. See Gigs for a comprehensive list of forthcoming performances and venues.
"Music is my life and has been my driving force since learning the guitar in the early 60’s. Blues and its related genres have been my inspiration, songwriting has enabled me to express myself and provide a release for my sometimes confused state. Always working on new projects featuring collaborations both live and in the studio. Presently enjoying the love and warmth from all my new found friends"
Kevins latest album 'HOME FOR CHRISTMAS' is now available from his CD page.
So here we are 2013 and lots of things in the pipeline. My various visits to open mike slots at Festivals are finally paying off, with invitations for main stage appearances at Priddy, Trowbridge and Towersey. Considering Im not really a ‘folk’ musician I’m quite flattered really. Since moving to Box just outside Bath a few years ago I have immeresed myself in various activities in the area and hopefully contributing what I can to the local scene. My thanks to Rob Bozas who's Real World connections have meant involvement in exciting projects. Also my link with the Pound Arts Centre has resulted in working with the Rural Touring Scheme. Playing to well attended local village halls is such a joy for myself and the band, as many of you know I’m a bit of a shack fan and performing in many of these wooden halls is so much fun.
My lap steel home build project will be picked up again upon my return from Goa where Im off to re-charge my batteries, fullfill some ‘extreme’ shack gigs and prepare myself for my upcoming tuition series for weissenborn and lap steel.
Do keep a check on my gig page if you’d like to see some live events, I have to say Im a very lucky man to still be able to be performing and enjoying more than ever the chance to see all my fans and friends ( virtually the same really ! ) The trio and quartet featuring John Broomhall, Mick Candler, Gary Rudd and David Hatfield are helping my exposure to new audiences, plus the Shackdusters, my duo with Gary Rudd continues to forge new paths for both my songwriting and lap steel playing.
Finally, this is my 30 th anniversary year of releasing albums and Im really going to make a huge effort to mark the occasion with a new vocal album release this year. I have eleven under my belt and I am very proud of every single one of them, I’ll strive to ensure my next will provide me with just as much pleasure in releasing. Will catch up again in spring, thanks for all your support and encouragement last year.
Kevin offers so much more than your average slide player Mark Knopfler
He�s a living legend, white soul blues at its very best Mojo Magazine
He�s got the touch, he�s a blues brother Albert King
One voice, one slide, one guitar, he leaves other slide merchants standing in his dust. Guitar Magazine
What singles him out is his wonderful voice Robin Denselow The Guardian