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The Delta Bluesman from Lancashire
Kevin Brown was first transported to the blues universe after watching Muddy Waters on the television in 1964. Regardless of his Lancashire roots, Kevin was going to be a bluesman. Five years of studious guitar practice later, he made a pilgrimage to Mississippi and signed his pact. He sought out 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. It led him from the crossroads down a long road of searching, pain and enlightenment. He absorbed the musical emotion and technique of Leadbelly, Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee. He moved to Austin and served is apprenticeship in the roadhouses and bars of Texas. Fourteen albums and 1000s of gigs later, Kevin Brown is one the most respected blues guitarists, singers and songwriters on both sides of the Atlantic. 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. Both are Kevin Brown fans.