Jay Brown @ Pisgah Brewing Co 11-30-2016
For a man who has spent his whole life playing and recording music, Jay Brown’s newest offering, Beginner Mind, is poignantly centered in a state of openness. His sensual storytelling is imbued with the heart of American Roots music, delivered in a way that doesn’t feel old or dated but… timeless.
Back in 1999 when Jay Brown was in his early 20’s, he formed the Lazybirds with his best friends. As he understood it, the members all shared something unique and hard to describe. They were all fascinated with old obscure music and with the life and times of those that made it. In a way, they all felt like transplants from another time but the same place.
That place is the Southern Appalachians, where Jay Brown still calls home. He still plays full time with the Lazybirds, but can also be found playing with his one man band – which usually consists of himself, accompanied by guitar, harmonica, tap shoes and a tambourine. Jay also started a world music group called Shantavaani with his wife Aditi.