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Making Music in Various Styles

Douglas Brown is a multi-talented eclectic artist. His roots are in Blues, R&B, Jazz, Rock, and Folk. Douglas has played with acts local, national, and international. He has played with artists as varied as Chuck Berry, North Star (a band consisting of members of Smokey Robinson's backup band), The Four Tops, Martha Reeves, Tommy Bolin, Norma Bell, Spyder Turner, The Garfield Blues Band, Koko Taylor, Mighty Joe Young, Dennis Coffey, jazz great Cameron Brown, free jazz artist Faruk Z Bey, jazz master Billy Heart. He occasionally performs with his daughter Sari Brown and can be heard on one of the tracks from her new release “The Holy Broken Heart”. Sometimes, he gigs with his son, Andrew Brown of Djangophonique and Appleseed Collective fame. He currently plays in the Detroit and Ann Arbor area as a solo artist, in small groups and with the powerhouse 12 piece soul-funk band “Skyline and the Backstreet Horns”.

Brown had a hit single on the local charts in 1980 that crossed over from pop to R&B. He even reached the top ten on Detroit's black music stations; not an easy feat for a white boy. This single earned him Billboard magazine's "hit pick of the week" status.

He also recorded an album to go with his hit single entitled “Say You Will” It is available on CD or Vinyl.

After having children and moving to his family’s old homestead farm and a hiatus from recording, he recorded a follow up to “Say You Will” entitled “Say My Heart” which is available on CD and will soon be ready for downloads and streaming.

Douglas recorded a piano vocal album entitled "Man of Clay". It was released in 2009. The entire album was recorded live at his home studio and mixed by his son, Eli at Detroit's Sick Boy Productions. The material is straight from the soul of this seasoned songwriter. The songs are about love, life, vulnerability and struggle to create a better world for all people.

He then recorded a live concert version of “Man of Clay” entitled “Man of Clay Live Electrified” with a band in 2011. It is available on CD and will soon be ready for downloads and streaming.

His latest recording is a long-planned jazz trio album with his older brother, Cameron Brown, who is a world-renowned jazz bass player and the infamous Billy Hart on drums. It is entitled “Two Browns with Hart”. It contains 9 original compositions and two standards. It is also available on CD and will soon be ready for downloads and streaming.