Performers and Programs

Performer Information  
Performer name: John John Brown
Phone: 4077165866
Mailing address: 20 Coulter Avenue
Pawling, NY 12564
E-mail address: johnjohnbrownmusic@gmail.com
Website: http://www.johnjohnbrown.com
Previous appearances at: Falcon Ridge Folk Festival (Hillsdale,NY), Kerrville Folk Festival (Kerrville, TX), South Florida Folk Fest (Ft. Lauderdale, FL), Labyrinth Cafe (Ft. Lauderdale, FL), ACMA (Ft. Meyers, Florida)
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Information last updated: 01/30/2019

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Program
Category
Description
Fee
New York Photosongs History,
Media- Photography,
Music
Award winning songwriter John John Brown has set out to educate and entertain with his imaginative new project “New York Photosongs”. At the heart of this exploration are six handcrafted folk songs that tell the amazing true stories behind some of New York State’s most iconic and obscure photographs. “Conversations Atop a Skyscraper” takes the listener up high beside the grizzled New York City ironworkers of the Great Depression, while “Queen of the Mist” brings us to Annie Edson Taylor’s 1901 plummet over Niagara Falls in a barrel. The amusing “Cardiff Giant Hoax” sends the audience across the farms of Central New York in 1869 where science and religion collide in bizarre fashion, while the humorous “Georgie” gives us a peek at the infamous Lake George Monster. Keep your eyes peeled and you may even walk down the vermine filled alleyways of early 1900’s New York City and feel the “Rat Catcher Blues” or perhaps stumble into Times Square on VJ Day and see the “Kissing Sailor”. Armed with his guitar, 4x5 foot photographs, and 15 years as a public school educator, John John Brown shines a light on some of the most interesting New Yorkers who’ve walked before us.
$351- $500
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