Junior Brown

Brother Sun opens

Tuesday, March 24, 2015, 8:00 pm
(doors open at 7:00pm)

double neck guitar master, honky tonk "#1 House Rocker"

$30 adv / $34 door

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March 24 8:00 pm

Junior BrownThe music of Junior Brown combines the soul of country and the spirit of rock and roll. The crooner with the deep, dry voice invented his own instrument, the guit-steel, a double-necked contraption that combines the best of electric guitar and lap steel. But it wouldn’t matter what he played if he didn’t play with such passion and drive. You hear echoes of other guitar greats, from Ernest Tubb to to Jimi Hendrix to Stevie Ray Vaughn, but the sound is all Junior, country and bluesy and funny too – which may be why Junior was tabbed to write the theme song for the new TV show, Better Call Saul. Junior has a way of singing that sounds dead serious and yet entirely aware of the humor of any situation.
Born in Cottonwood, Arizona, Junior discovered a guitar in his grandparents’ attic and started a career that took him to the Continental Club in Austin, Texas, three Grammy nominations, a Country Music Association Award, and a Bluegrass Music Association Award, not to mention collaborations with Ralph Stanley, Hank Thompson, George Jones, The Beach Boys, and Stone Temple Pilots. His movie credits include Me Myself and Irene, Trespass, and The Dukes of Hazzard. His TV credits include X Files, Austin City Limits, multiple appearances on Saturday Night Live, and even a cameo in SpongeBob SquarePants. He’s a one-of-a-kind performer who’ll be laying it all on the line tonight at the Freight!
Brother Sun brings together three gifted singer-songwriters – Greg Greenaway from Boston, Pat Wictor from New York, and Joe Jencks from Chicago – to create a musical amalgamation that is far more than the sum of its parts. What stands out is the beauty of their voices blended in exquisite harmony, along with their crisp musicianship on guitar, piano, ukulele, and bouzouki. The group’s original songs tap into folk, gospel, blues, pop, jazz, and rock, and their polished singing is full of passion. The group’s self-titled debut album reached #2 on the Folk-DJ Chart, and made Best of the Year lists on more than a dozen radio stations, including Boston’s WUMB. Their latest album, Some Part of the Truth, reached #1 on the Folk-DJ Chart and #2 on Sirius XM’s Americana Chart. They have delighted audiences around the country, and tonight they take the stage at the Freight!


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