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<b style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; ">Old Man Brown</b> has, from their first downbeat in 2001, been seeking the source of Soul, real Soul in American Music. That part of a song that transcends any one chord, melody or lyric to touch people in a place that can only be enriched by rhythm and harmony. OMB’s material whether it be Blues, Funk, Rock, or Gospel music all has one tie that binds, Soul.

<p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 20px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial; ">The majority of OMB’s repertoire has been written by the two founders of the band, brothers Adam and John Scott-Wakefield. While their songs have a soulful southern sound to them, surprisingly Adam and John grew up in a rural New Hampshire town. Having musically inclined parents from the Hippie generation, they grew up surrounded by the sounds of The Allman Brothers, Little Feat, The Meters, and many more. Both grew up studying Jazz but harbored a deeper longing for music that was closer to heart. So after the brothers had both dropped out of music School, (Berkeley College of Music, and The New School Jazz and Contemporary Arts program), they reunited to pursue their true calling, with long time friends Marshall Chapman (guitar), Paul Lewis (bass) and Alex Rankin (guitar).

<p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 20px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial; ">The guys gathered on a farm in central NH, owned by Chapman’s stepfather, Peter Brown, aka “Old Man Brown,” who opened his house to the band and cleaned out a “studio” in the barn for jamming. Thus was Old Man Brown born. The band moved to Baltimore to start looking for gigs in the MD/DC area and start on their first LP. Between 2004 and 2010 Old Man Brown, through rigorous rehearsel and an ever-evolving sound, has released two original but very different albums. “Return” released in 2007 was produced by Allman Brother Johnny Neel in Nashville and displays the Southern Rock/Blues roots of the band. After the release of “Return” Old Man Brown progressively gravitated towards Funk and R&B music opening the doors for new instrumentation and arrangements. in 2008 Dave Finnell (Thievery Corporation, The Almighty Senators) was asked to write horn parts for the band’s next album “Blue Light Special” and after completion consequently started a new live horn section recruiting DC Sax player Mario D’ambrosio. “Blue Light Special” exhibits the bands new Soul/R&B influence shifting from groove oriented 70's funk to Motown Soul and even to African Rhythms and Jazz. In 2010 Old Man Brown added a female vocal section with local budding artists Cara Kelly and Jenny Freeman. In 2012 Old Man Brown picked up management from Gable Music Ventures through partnership with Planet Ten Multimedia and since has been playing non-stop, packing clubs all over the east coast.

<p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 20px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial; ">The new 9-piece band is a Soul/Funk locomotive of harmony and groove and has performed all over the U.S. as well as in England, Scotland and Wales.

<p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 20px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial; ">Old Man Brown performed with: Canned Heat, Levon Helm, The Derek Trucks Band, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, Dennis Chambers, Anders Osborne, and many more.