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Often reluctant – or unable – to characterize with any particularity the definitive style of his music, Jeff Brown frequently describes his sound as ‘a singer-songwriter who got himself a band’. 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 his Facebook page 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 tired of the same old love songs.
Chicago-based singer/songwriter Jeff Brown was born in the Chicago suburb of Elk Grove Village, IL. After moving to California as a child, he began a lifelong love of making music upon finding his dad’s old guitar in the attic. Raised on heavy metal (Brown performed in several heavier bands throughout high school and college), versed in classical and the blues, he has since found his home in the soothing melodies and heartfelt lyrics of modern indie folk rock.
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. From small, intimate cafés and house concerts to large venues like Chicago’s Bottom Lounge, Double Door, and the Metro, Jeff performs solo as well as with his full band, Jeff Brown & the New Black.
Balancing a blossoming legal career with his musical pursuits, Brown released his long-overdue debut album on CAUDog Records on July 2, 2012. An 11-track work engineered and produced by Ellis Clark, the album ‘Last Chance’ is named via Brown’s assertion that “pretty much every one of [these] songs is a healthy mix of desperation and hope.” He has two acoustic EPs, and is currently working on a second full-length solo album for release later in 2016.