Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Marty Brown- Honky Tonk Special

Closing time.

Hey, whatever happened to Marty Brown? The country traditionalist hasn't released an album since 1996. There's pitifully little information available about the man. I recall that 60 Minutes once aired an incredibly condescending feature on Brown's "hillbilly" ways. Maybe it crushed his spirit. It's too bad, because Brown might have prospered with the No Depression crowd if only he'd stuck with it. This moralistic Hank-inflected song is from his 1991 debut.

I'm very fond of The New Tragedies. Fans of Rumours' unforgettable melodies and harrowing personal politics will love the two samples the Kansas City duo is offering from their forthcoming Souvenirs EP.

Kansas City Click: Megan Birdsall is at Jardine's. The curious are advised to audition her interpretation of "Dear Prudence."


Jeff said...

I'm a big fan of Marty Brown, and unfortunately, not much has been going on in his career for awhile. Fairly recently, though, he had a myspace page pop up with a few unreleased songs. Let's hope it's a sign of a career comeback.


Anonymous said...

he lives in a town called franklin kentucky.. i used to be in a band with his son and was over there all the time. currently he is writing songs for other artists trying to get a break

Happy In Bag said...

Thanks for the update, Anon.

paige said...

Marty Brown has a newer album out called "Here's to the honky tonk" that you can only get through his myspace. he's been writting songs for other artist, but he said that it's getting old and is considering getting a new record deal and going back out on tour.
you should send him some fan mail and tell him what the fans want!!!!

Happy In Bag said...

Thanks for the lead, Paige.