Larry Allen Brown’s Celtic-blues-jazz music wears influences of Dave van Ronk, John Fahey, and Martin Simpson. Born and raised in Chicago, a Berklee College of Music alum, and rumored to have gone to high school with John Prine, his latest album — Stories That We Wrote — was produced by Grammy-winning Will Ackerman, founder of the Windham Hill label. Brown also heads the Acoustic Earth Orchestra ensemble. Before his solo career as a composer and performer on acoustic fingerstyle guitar, he played lead guitar for more rock, jazz, and blues groups in Chicago, Washington DC, and Boston than he can remember.
“Whether you describe his voice as mahogany, molasses, or bourbon, or a voice that sounds like mahogany covered in molasses and bourbon, you know it’s a voice that’s seen some things, and done some stuff.” — Norman Wheatley of the Gentlefolk2 UK music program
“This man sings songs of startling intelligence in a voice you know is telling the truth… songs with some serious miles on the tires; born of a life deeply and passionately lived.” — Will Ackerman
This show will be two sets with no opener, with a suggested $5+ donation at the door on Saturday, September 28. There are no presale tickets for this show. Door at 7, music starts at 8. The 40 chairs are first-come first-served, then standing room — attendees may bring their own portable seating if they wish.
The listening event will be recorded and filmed.
Stage 33 Live is located at 33 Bridge Street in Bellows Falls, VT, and documents live performances and presentations of original material on a small stage in a former factory building for downstream audiences. Find more info about the nonprofit all-volunteer project, and this and other other upcoming events online at stage33live.com