In middle Tennessee there lies a collaborative retreat for musicians and audio engineers driven by the primary instrumentation, structure, and lyrics of singer/songwriter/producer Ethan Samuel Brown. Ethan is a neofolk lyricist combining elements of traditionalist European folk and Appalachian newgrass to contrive a melodic concoction of modern, unique folk music.

Ethan's impressionable years were spent in his birthplace of the Appalachian slag heaps in Eastern Kentucky. Ingesting nights of moonshine soaked bluegrass parties through the young eyes of sobriety, he became obsessed with studying the poems and lyrics of folk musicians and authors who experienced a similar, timeless upbringing.

After jumping across the commonwealth and eventually landing on the other side of the Ohio river in Cincinnati, he embarked on a rigorous study of stringed instruments. At 18, he made the move to Nashville. There, He studied music production under many successful industry professionals on the historic Music Row. After spending a couple of years mingling through the east side of music city as an audio engineer and a concert promoter, he began pursuing a career as a solo artist, performing consistently at venues across the country and festivals such as The Revival Festival and Poppy Mountain Bluegrass Festival.

Ethan later returned to Nashville and hand selected a core of music city professionals to back his centralized vision - a debut album. His album blends his Appalachian newgrass roots with the hints from the influential greats such as Waylon Jennings, Townes Van Zandt and Bob Dylan. This will be Ethan Samuel Brown’s first release and is set for 2017.

Photo by: Nathan Zucker 

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3.14 - The 5 Spot | Nashville, TN 

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