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Master of Legos

Posted on July 22nd, by jeff in Uncategorized. No Comments

So, I went and did something ridiculous in the hopes of winning a pair of tickets to be on stage with Metallica at Lollapalooza. They’re running a competition to where people are posting videos of them playing air guitar to Metallica songs. So, I entered in the best way I knew how…

Check out the video if you get the chance. Like it, share it, say nice things, but mostly just enjoy it.

August of Awesome!

Posted on July 20th, by jeff in Uncategorized. No Comments

My my my, I’m going to have a busy month.  Lots of opportunity to make music in and around the Chicago area and beyond, including two residencies both at the Uncommon Ground on Monday nights, as well as various dates at the Victory Gardens/Biograph Theatre (where Dillinger was shot back in 1934)

Today, love wins…

Posted on June 26th, by jeff in Uncategorized. No Comments

Despite the melancholy nature of many of my songs, at the very core of it all, as an artist, human being, and creative soul, I support Love. In honor of today’s monumental decision in support of love, I am offering the single “Happily Ever After” for free download. Listen, download, love, and have a fantastic day!

Metro memories

Posted on June 6th, by jeff in Uncategorized. No Comments

Last night was one of the best shows I remember being a part of.  I was fortunate enough to be surrounded by amazing musicians as The New Black headlined Chicago’s Metro for the very first time.  Everyone involved in the night has my love and thanks for being a part of such an important event.

And, now that the dust has settled, I can say that I’ve been planning the special surprise at the end of the set for the past year.  I went and proposed to the beautiful woman that I’m going to spend the rest of my life with.

It was a good night.

Jeff & Alex on Couch By Couchwest

Posted on March 21st, by jeff in Uncategorized. No Comments

Jeff & Alex recently submitted a video for consideration in this year’s 2015 Couch By Couchwest online festival (because let’s face it, SXSW is so 2005).  Here is what happened!



Thank you again, CXCW, for having us!

Jeff Brown & the New Black to Headline Chicago’s Metro!

Posted on March 6th, by jeff in Uncategorized. No Comments

June 5th

7:30pm doors

8:00pm music

Featuring: Jeff Brown & the New Black
with special guests: The Future Laureates, The Lauren Wolf Band, and Common Shiner

Tickets available now at
Enter promo code BROWN for a $4 discount per ticket, because we love you and you deserve to save money.

March to Spring!

Posted on March 5th, by jeff in Uncategorized. No Comments

Happy March, everyone!  It’s been a little while, but there are a lot of things cooking this month and into the future for Jeff Brown…

Tonight starts a month filled with shows and showcases — I’m delighted to be a part of the CAUDog Records showcase at the Underground WonderBar’s Roots Room at 8pm, alongside a whole bunch of friends and label-mates.  But that’s just the beginning!

Next Monday and Tuesday, I’m helping to debut a musical that I’ve been providing the music and music direction for.  Yes, that’s right…  a musical.  It’s called Tenure Track, and is written by a college friend and her writing partner.  We’re having a staged reading with live music (provided by Jeff Brown & the New Black) at the Apollo Theater studio (right downstairs from where Million Dollar Quartet plays).  Tickets are going fast for both … Read More »

Fall News

Posted on October 1st, by jeff in Uncategorized. No Comments

Happy October everyone!

I hope that by now you’re enjoying the cooler weather, the fall colors, and the pumpkin-flavored everything…

Down here at the Jeff Brown camp, we’re gearing up for two months of shows leading up to the start of the recording process for the very first album with my band The New Black. We’re happy to announce that our next album will be produced again by Chicago Acoustic Underground’s label, CAUDog Records.

But until then, there are several chances to spend some time with us.

This Friday, October 3rd, I will be joining Sarah Blick on violin and vocals and Alex Gilewicz (of The Aldermaniacs) on cello and vocals at the Uncommon Ground on Clark Street. Music starts with us at 9:00pm. No Cubs game means plenty of parking!

Next Wednesday, October 8th, I will be sitting in with my dear friend and … Read More »

Cutting Ties is available everywhere!

Posted on August 13th, by jeff in Uncategorized. No Comments

Cutting Ties is now officially available just about everywhere!


It’s on iTunes.

It’s on CD Baby.

It’s on Amazon Music.

It’s on Bandcamp.

It’s probably available in a bunch more places I don’t know about!


And of course, wherever I’m performing, I’ll have copies with me.

I hope you enjoy it!

Summer Tour Plans (updated)

Posted on June 20th, by jeff in Uncategorized. No Comments