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Craig Brown Band & Dan Sartain Concert @ Lowe Mill A&E

Date(s) - 07/13/2017
8:00 pm - 11:59 pm

Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment

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Vertical House Records & Huntsville Shows presents:
Craig Brown Band (Detroit)
Dan Sartain – Official (Birmingham)

(it’s also Craig’s birthday celebration!)

Doors open at 8:00 PM, and bring in a potluck dish to get two dollars off the $7 entry fee. RSVP on Facebook: This show is sponsored by Salty Nut Brewery!

Craig Brown Band

“…re-juiced ‘70s outlaw country… hangovers are a requirement for Brown’s brand of lady bemoaning and swagger slinging.” – Playboy

One of Detroit’s most beloved and powerful musicians has gone solo. Well, solo in the sense that he’s put a dynamite musical act together and called it Craig Brown Band. The debut full-length album, The Lucky Ones Forget, was recorded almost live at Brown Rice Studio with Warren Defever (His Name Is Alive)—and is now available on Third Man Records. It’s a long-player filled with songs about heartbreak, fishing and vans—built upon the work of those daring punks of yore who embraced country music (Replacements, Meat Puppets, Tom Petty, etc) and it’s one of 2017’s must-hear records.

Whatever the band and whatever the avenue, Craig brings effortless musicianship and his damaged honkey-tonk howl to the mix. He has the ability to shred licks hotter and tastier than the Tres Hombres gatefold while breaking your heart with his crestfallen tunes. Live, the Craig Brown Band might look like a pile of dirty clothes but deliver a surprisingly polished and tuneful sound that will have even the gnarliest of disenfranchised young people looking up from their phones—for at least a few tunes, anyway. The good ol’ boys in the band, Eric, Perry, and Young Andrew hold down the bedraggled hillbilly-deluxe-meets-dive-bar-jukebox classic rock, offset by the pitch-perfect honeyed harmonies of the Drinkard sisters, Caitlin and Bonnie. Just the kind of band you scratch your head to in the beginning but rave to your friends about how much they rule in the end.

Craig Brown may not yet be nationwide, but he’s definitely thrown his mustache, snap-back hat, and weed leggings into the ring.

Dan Sartain