Junior Brown's career is marked by two distinctive trademarks-his unique voice and his "guit-steel." The winning combination makes Brown a true country original.
Brown actually developed the "guit-steel." The instrument takes its name from the process of creating a double-necked instrument by fusing a six-string guitar with its steel counterpart. The concept worked, and it gave Brown not only a unique sound but a unique look, as well.
A fan of the traditional sounds of Ernest Tubb and Bob Wills, Brown moved to Austin, Texas, along with his wife "Miss Tanya Rae," who he married in 1988. She joined his band as a rhythm guitarist and background vocalist.
There are traditional country singer/songwriters and then there's Brown, whose long line of songs bear witness to the fact that he takes his music seriously, and with a large dose of twang and unmatched instrumentals. He released 12 Shades of Brown in 1993, which included "My Baby Don't Dance to Nothing but Ernest Tubb." Guit with It followed and introduced audiences to "Highway Patrol" and "My Wife Thinks You're Dead." Both singles were supported with cleverly produced videos that helped expose Brown's music to an even larger mainstream audience. In 1996, Brown's Semi Crazy was released, along with the single "Venom in Denim." Mixed Bag arrived in 2001 followed by Down Home Chrome in 2004. Brown released Live at the Continental Club, his greatest hits, in 2005.
Live at the Continental Club: The Austin Experience