10/19/24, Saturday: John John Brown (7:00 PM)

John John Brown’s “Songs, Stories, & Art — Lessons from Strangers” brings giant comics, iconic photographs, and moving panoramas to the stage, weaving together storytelling songs and visual arts in live performance. The protagonists come from all walks of life — from an aging Vietnam Vet, to a trumpet playing orphan… a married couple debating evolution, to a young man with mental illness wandering the aisles of Walmart.

“So well written that every song could be a short story, a treat for lovers of narrative-driven tales.” — Americana UK

“An imaginative musical performance woven into a unique visual experience.” — Gallery 25, New York

“A melting pot of humor, longing, satire, and hope, Brown invites us to explore the peculiar lives of individuals that, like us, don’t always have it easy but manage to persist despite life’s impending trials.” — Music Mecca, Nashville

No Depression calls Kerrville New Folk winner John John Brown’s debut album The Road “a supple and suggestive blend of astute Americana accompanied by a quiet, reflective glow”, while Americana Highways dubbed his newest release “A collection of well-crafted storytelling songs.” Post to Wire noted that “John Prine is a clear influence in the way Brown rolls astute observations and a humorous slant into his lyrics.” Out on the road, John John was invited to perform at the 50th Anniversary of Woodstock at Bethel Woods, the original site of the legendary festival. Over the years, he has been chosen as a 2020 Kerrville New Folk winner, an Emerging Artist at the 2017 Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, and a winner of the 2016 South Florida Folk Fest singer/songwriter contest. Steeped in storytelling and fingerpicking, John John Brown is deep in the singer/songwriter tradition.

Share this page: