Junior Brown

Oral History Information

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Musician, Guitarist

Junior Brown is a performer/inventor who dreamed of a sound to offset his rockabilly and blues styles. He designed a slide guitar and an electric guitar into one unit that did not require putting one down to play the other. The Git-Steel Guitar is now in production. It is his lead instrument in his live and recorded performances, including his best known song “Highway Patrol.” It is clear the instrument he designed and created has become a large part of the unique style he has developed. However, his songwriting and playing methods also echo his heroes such as blues and early rockabilly artists Carl Perkins and early Elvis Presley.