AWARD WINNING KEYBOARDIST, PRODUCER PAUL BROWN
All about the music and all about heart and soul
When virtuosity, intuition and pure soul meet, the results are magical. And that kind of magic — steeped in the sounds, tradition and spirit of Memphis — is Paul Brown's specialty. The Nashville, Tennessee-based musician, songwriter and producer is a roots world MVP, but his abilities extend beyond any genre to encompass his vision of music as a universal language.
Brown's award-winning resume ranges from producing and co-writing heralded albums by soul-blues legends Bobby Rush and Ann Peebles to performances with Al Green, Rufus Thomas and Darlene Love to tours with chartbusting rock icon Jimi Jamison (lead singer of Survivor) and '80s hit-makers Xavion. Currently Brown is on a powerhouse of tours across the U.S. and abroad with rising blues-rock guitar star Sean Chambers, Rush and Dove award winning Soul Gospel artist Mike Ferris.
Brown has developed an inimitable keyboard style and become a master of the Hammond B-3 organ. His accolades include the 2012 Blues Music Award for “Best Soul Blues Album of the Year" for producing, engineering and mixing Rush's Show You a Good Time and the Jackson (Mississippi) Music Award for “Best International Producer of the Year." He has also performed with Mike Farris, Derek St. Holmes, Mike Scott of the Waterboys, Deborah Bonham, George Clinton, Lynyrd Skynyrd's Rickey Medlocke, the Mother Station, Otis Clay, Bettye LaVette, the Bar-Kays, Isaac Hayes and others. Brown also served as music director of Italy's prestigious Porretta Soul Festival in 2013.