Mike Brown, a Dagsboro, Delaware native, has had a passion for music since he can remember. Originally playing drums and percussion throughout school, he picked up the bass just before going to college and hasn’t put it down since.
Graduating from Shenandoah Conservatory with a degree in Commercial Music and Jazz Bass, Mike is constantly striving to expand his talents and dig deeper into the music scene. He has played throughout the D.C. and Baltimore areas and as far south as North Carolina, with the band “SHAG”, a British Rock band; he also continues to play substitution gigs on occasion around the Northern Virginia area.
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Timothy Schmit, bassist for The Eagles, gathered some of his friends to work on his newly released album, Expando, including Keb’ Mo’, Kid Rock, Graham Nash and Dwight Yoakam. In a recent interview with Spinner.com, Schmit talked about what it was like to get together such different artists to work on the new album. “I... »
Lava Cable has announced their new Magma cable line, featuring high durability and top-quality sound, while remaining at average consumer prices. Magma cable features: G&H Industries ‘Show Saver’ plugs Hi-Quality Copper Conductors, with a 20 AWG low strand count 29.5 pF/ft low capacitance And a 93% spiral shield, providing excellent RF protection The Magma cable... »
After a 35 year hiatus from the music scene, bassist Henry Grimes made his return to music in 2003. Or as Grimes calls it, “His Resurrection”. A recent Financial Times article focuses on Grimes’s return, and he shared what it was like before and after the break, and what it was like getting back into... »
Ever watch a concert and wonder what the band was doing earlier that day? Ever wonder what the band talks about when they get back on the road? Well now you can read stories from Police drummer, Stewart Copeland in his new book Strange Things Happen: A Life With the Police, Polo and Pygmies. The... »
Bassist Gary Peacock and pianist Marc Copland released their latest CD, Insight, on October 6th. The duo have been performing and recording together for almost 20 years, even though Peacock is typically known for his work with pianist Keith Jarrett. The 13-track release features both original compositions and covers. Preview and download Insight Amazon.com Widgets... »
Hamilton Sterling and bassist Jimmy Haslip have released Migration, hailed as a “programmatic jazz composition formed in six movements.” The album was produced, composed, arranged, performed, and programmed by both musicians. Sterling’s previous work films, The Dark Knight, War of the Worlds, and Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World. Haslip is founding... »
Victor Wooten has recently posted a free track on his new and updated web site. “Flip-Flop” was recorded in a hotel room while Victor was on tour a few years ago. As Victor explains, “This song was recorded on my Protools M-box while sitting in my hotel room in Australia a couple years back. A... »
Normally most musicians hope to be able to play to thousands of people at some point in their lives, but bassist Todd Evans is excited to get back to his roots, even if he’s basically starting his career over. Evans states that he couldn’t be happier with his new group, “Mobile Deathtrap,” even while leaving... »
Bassist Les Claypool has developed his own personal brand of wine, The Purple Pachyderm, at the at the Hopmonk Tavern in Sebastopol, California. Claypool calls it “…big, bold and well-balanced with a magnificent nose!” Claypool originally made his own wine for his personal stock, but has now grown into a small business venture. “We’ve been... »
Christian McBride recently sat down with the folks at AllAboutJazz.com and spoke on a huge number of topics, and all in one interview. He speaks everything from his ideas of composition, putting together a CD, and even how he feels about playing with a bow. While an amazing player, McBride says he wishes he had... »