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Listen to Brown’s Interview with WBUR ‘Radio Boston’Here

Read the Billboard InterviewHere

See The Tennessean’s FeatureHere

With the release of acclaimed banjoist Alison Brown’s new album The Song Of The Banjo, critical praise has been pouring in. Brown’s musical mission of elevating the banjo in public consciousness is deftly displayed on the albums unique cover songs and touching original compositions. Read on to see what the critics are saying about Alison Brown and The Song Of The Banjo:

Alison Brown picks a mean yet ultra-sophisticated banjo. NASHVILLE SCENE

Vibrantly original. The Song Of The Banjo will give listeners a new appreciation for the banjo that Brown plays incredibly well. PORTLAND PRESS HERALD

An elegant eclectic with an original sound and fluent, lyrical style. HARTFORD COURANT

Songs that are given new life with the flare of Brown’s banjo. BILLBOARD

The original tunes are where the real treats lurk though, and “Musette for the Last Fret” is a master class in cool lyricism crossed with a baroque sensibility. IRISH TIMES

Brown and her band bring traditional banjo together with jazz and Irish music, transforming toe-tapping bluegrass songs into sonically smooth combinations. ASHEVILLE CITIZEN-TIMES

There’s hardly a bit of bluegrass on this progressive recording; what there is are great tunes and arrangements and performances that will delight Alison’s fans, and probably garner her many more. Throughout, Alison’s banjo sounds just…perfect, whether she’s gently playing back-up rolls or deftly handling difficult solos without seeming to break a sweat. All in all, a wonderful recording you’ll want to listen to repeatedly. BANJO NEWSLETTER

Tour Dates:

11/5 – Charlotte, NC – Neighborhood Theater
11/6 – Asheville, NC – Diana Wortham Theatre
12/17 – Chattanooga, TN – Barking Legs Theater
12/18 – Duluth, GA – Red Clay Theatre

Track Listing for The Song Of The Banjo

1. The Song of the Banjo
2. Dance with Me (feat. Rob Ickes; originally performed by Orleans)
3. Carolina in the Pines (feat. Indigo Girls; originally performed by Michael Martin Murphey)
4. A Long Way Gone
5. Windansea
6. Time After Time (originally performed by Cyndi Lauper)
7. Stuff Happens
8. I’ll Never Fall in Love Again (feat. Colin Hay; originally performed by Dionne Warwick)
9. Airish
10. Feels So Good (feat. Jake Shimabukuro; originally performed by Chuck Mangione)
11. The Moon in Molly’s Eyes
12. Musette for the Last Fret
Bonus Track: —What’s Going On? (feat. Keb’ Mo’; originally performed by Marvin Gaye)

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