Wednesday, April 18, 2012

It's the Birthday of Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown

Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown was born on April 18, back in 1924 and passed away on September 10, 2005.

He is best known for his work as a blues musician, but embraced other styles of music, having "spent his career fighting purism by synthesizing old blues, country, jazz, Cajun and R & B styles" (New York Times obituary).[2]

He was an acclaimed multi-instrumentalist, who played an array of musical instruments such as guitar, fiddle, mandolin, viola as well as harmonica and drums. He won a Grammy Award for Traditional Blues in 1983 for his album, Alright Again!

You can read all about him here RIP Clarence Gatemouth Brown @ SqueezeMyLemon.

Clarence Gatemouth Brown

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