Born: October 7, 1939 Primary Instrument: Guitar, electric
One of the last of the great Mississippi guitar players, Mel Brown has remained rooted in the tradition. Son of the Jackson, Miss. Blues singer and guitarist, John Henry “Bubba” Brown, Mel started on the guitar at age 14, and by 19 he headed for Los Angeles to make it as a session man. His guitar playing appeared on a string of albums for the ABC-Bluesway, and Impulse! labels in the ‘60s and ‘70’s.
During the 1980's Mel was a member of the house band at Antone's night club, in Austin, Texas, and toured with The Silent Partners. The Silent partners recorded one album, which is available from Antones Records....