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Jack Brown: Bio

Jack Brown writes, sings and plays music that reflects everything from his Mississippi Gulf Coast and New Orleans upbringing to his California stint and his current Idaho environs. He's played big gigs from Russ and Julie's House Concert (June 2012), The Living Tradition Concert Series (October 2011), the Rich Warren's Folkstage/Midnight Special (August 2010), and opening for Carole King (2004), and small gigs at folk festivals, coffeehouses, bars, and pizza places all over the US. His songwriting style includes lots of folk, blues and jazz styles, but can best be defined as something that audiences immediately enjoy and come back for.


"The Scenic Route" (2010) -- fifteen original songs in a variety of styles and on a variety of topics. Includes two song contest winners!

“The Road To Happy” (2008) -– twelve original tunes in folk, blues, jazz, country and pop genres, on a wide variety of subjects. Includes three songwriting contest winners!

"Live From Left Of Center" (2004) – ten original tunes in all styles, covering a variety of subjects. Includes one song contest winner!

Highly favorable reviews in local, regional and national media. Affiliations Member of Folk Alliance, ASCAP, NSAI, Portland Songwriters Association, Northwest Folklife Professional background: BA in Music Education, MA in Musicology.

When not touring and playing gigs, Jack spends most of his time teaching music at Korea International School, near Seoul, South Korea. He also teaches private guitar and play solo and group gigs all over the place. His son Kevin (age 20) is a junior environmental engineering major at Louisiana State University.