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Junior Brown is an American country guitarist
and singer from Kirksville, Indiana. His music
career began in the 1960s, and he worked through that decade and the
next developing his astonishing guitar skills. In 1985, Brown invented a double-necked guitar with Michael Stevens. He has
mastered the instrument and calls it a "guit-steel."
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Junior Brown plays the "guit-steel" standing behind it while it rests in a small podium / music stand. The top neck is a traditional 6 string "Fender Telecaster" style neck while the lower neck is basically a full on steel guitar for slide playing. There is a pocket in the body of the guitar to take the slide while not is use. Junior Brown quickly became a local success in Austin, Texas as the house band at the Continental Club. His debut album was 1993's 12 Shades of Brown; it was followed by Guit with It later that year. Both albums cemented his reputation as one of the more critically acclaimed country singers of the 1990s.
In 1995, Junior Brown made a comeback bid with Semi Crazy, followed by 1997's The Long Walk Back. In 1996, Junior Brown was featured on The Beach Boys' now out-of-print album Stars and Stripes Vol. 1 performing a cover of their 1962 hit "409". The song features Junior Brown playing guitar and singing lead, with The Beach Boys singing harmonies and backing vocals.
Although Junior Brown is a wizard guitar player in traditional country guitar styles and hawaiin steel guitar styles, not many of his performances will finish without some amazing blues playing and also a healthy swag of surf instrumentals. In 2006, he will be joining Bob Dylan on tour.