Singer-songwriter Kevin Brown makes his home in rural Northeastern Washington state, not too far from
the farms where two sets of great-grandparents settled a century ago. The rich natural surroundings
serve as a metaphor for exploring the landscapes of the heart and soul -- faith, family, love, the
passage of time, and the interwoven fabric of earth and humanity.
"Brown's thoughtful lyrics, too smart and expansive for country's limited vocabulary, call up the natural landscape as the setting for often unexpected stories and reflections.
Along the way, his words work wonders.
In his middle age and thus done with the foolishness of youth, Brown has endured on this Earth long enough to have
figured out what matters."
- Jerome Clark, Rambles.net
In addition to his songwriting, Kevin is well-known in the Inland Northwest as the host of
the popular radio program Front Porch Bluegrass
heard weekly since 2002 on Spokane Public Radio, and as mandolin player in the popular and long-running Rhythm
& Bluegrass band Big Red Barn.
He has also served for many years as the Music Director for
The Blue Waters Bluegrass Festival which
has grown to become one of the most popular summertime bluegrass festivals in the Northwest.
Through these endeavors Kevin has worked with some of the best folk musicians around and has
been inspired by a rich legacy of American roots music.
"Kevin Brown's songs are earthy but magical tales. There is no contradiction there.
Listening to his songs, you get grit in the soles of your boots, and you see marvels, visions which can inspire amazement or fear."
"Easy on the ears, gentle on the mind and a balm for the soul."
- David McGee, The Bluegrass Special