Jeff Brown will perform at the Band Shell at 11:00 – 11:45 am —
Often reluctant to characterize the definitive style of his music, Jeff Brown frequently describes his sound as ‘songs about girls and feelings, mostly.’ His shows and music run the range from delicate indie-folk to more aggressive alt-rock with forays into jazz and chamber pop. His songwriting trends towards the melancholic and, if pressed, he cites his songwriting influences as “Girls and alcohol, mostly,” though in reality, his music is rarely that one-dimensional. Brown writes love songs for people who are sick of the same old love songs.
Brown was born in Chicago, raised on heavy metal, classical, and the blues, and ultimately found his home in the soothing melodies and heartfelt lyrics of modern folk rock, reminiscent of Damien Rice, Iron & Wine, and Glen Hansard. He recently relocated to the Shenandoah Valley area of Virginia. He has two commercial releases, the second featuring a song that was a part of an MTV show back in 2014, and is preparing for the release of his third album, 1000 Ways – due in May of 2019.
An adept performer, Jeff has toured locally, nationally, and Internationally. His stage presence, sense of humor and above all the passion with which he shares his ideas with others make him a singer-songwriter to be reckoned with. Itunes calls him “a talent and a force to remind us all is not lost, and gorgeous, true, feeling songs are still out there.”