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Giving Back to WNKU Touted as a local music icon, David Rhodes Brown has used his extensive talents to write, arrange and record his music; lead, book and perform with his bands and arrange showcases and benefits for other groups and artists. The release of his new CD project has even given birth to a NEW MUSIC FESTIVAL in the Cincinnati scene! Read the Full Story
Browngrass Festival 2011 The decision to move this year's festival outdoors was made to allow for a larger attendance as well as more bands and vendors in a family friendly atmosphere. This will be the first music festival in Rabbit Hash to utilize the permanent bandstand on the banks of the Ohio River. Read the Full Story
An Extravaganza of American Roots Music Ready for some good, old-fashioned, foot-stomping fun? Cincinnati's most talented musicians in American roots music perform an extravaganza of your favorites -  western swing, country, folk, bluegrass, blues, hillbilly jazz, and honky-tonk music - all in one unforgettable show! Read the Full Story
The Man Behind the Music David Rhodes Brown started singing in public as a choir boy. He joined his first band in 1964 and has been writing, playing and singing ever since. But who is David Rhodes Brown and what has made him who he is today? Read the Full Story

About David Rhodes Brown

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AboutDRBDavid Rhodes Brown started singing with bands in 1964, bought his first guitar in the Navy in the early 70's and has been writing, playing and singing ever since. Early endeavors include the bands Woebegone, Forty Fingers, The Attitude and the Wet Spots, with styles ranging from bohemian rock to punk and alternative.

David formed the Warsaw Falcons in 1982, playing rockabilly and alt country. This band spanned 20 years both locally and regionally, utilizing over 40 of the area’s finest musicians, playing with Bo Diddly, The Drifters, Big Joe Duskin and Bobby Keys and opening for acts like Joan Jett and Marshall Crenshaw. Many fans will remember the “Big Bill Pickle” version of the band, formed to play jump blues rock and swing and won the 2000 Cincinnati Cammy Award in that category.

David has lent his legendary guitar licks to a lot of other acts, including Michael “Supe” Granda (of the Ozark Mountain Daredevils), regionally known rockabilly kats The StarDevils, and most recently the award winning groups 500 Miles to Memphis and Magnolia Mountain, Greg "Tex" Schramm and the Radio King Cowboys and The Tammy WhyNots. He has recorded with countless artists and added lap steel, banjo and dobro to his arsenal of talents.

His most recent endeavor isBrowngrass and Wildflowers”. The 15 song CD was recorded at Studio The Bamboo Room and mixed and mastered by world renowned Erwin Musper, who signed David to his label, YEAYEAYEAH RECORDS. All the songs are written and performed by David (with the exception of Hurt, written by Trent Reznor, and Wishing Well, co-written by Anna Scala and Gordon Caldwell), and features guest performances by 39 of Greater Cincinnati’s finest performers. The CD was released at David’s brainchild, the First Annual Browngrass Festival, a benefit for WNKU 89.7 fm (Northern KY University’s radio station).

Like a fine wine, David’s voice and style have mellowed with age… but like a good Kentucky bourbon, pack a huge punch.

1 Biography of David Rhodes Brown
2 Lyricist and Songwriter
3 Current Bands
4 Past Bands
5 CD's and Collaborations
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