“Brown’s songs, and even his demeanor while performing, simmer with an all-too-human edge that unsettles as much as it thrills—precisely what music should do when it comes from the heart. Where so many musicians working in the country-Americana mold fabricate heartache and wanderlust, Brown doesn’t have to fake it.” – (585) Magazine

In addition to a prolific career as a singer-songwriter, producer and multi- instrumentalist, Grammy-nominated artist Mike Brown is an incredibly dynamic and versatile collaborator. His debut record, American Hotel, was self-recorded in all 50 states over the course of 8 years, and features a staggeringly diverse roster of 75 special guests, including members of: The Band, Los Lobos, The Jayhawks, Wilco, Television, Nine Inch Nails, Bare Naked Ladies, Guster, Goo Goo Dolls, The Wallflowers, Counting Crows, Sparklehorse, Gwar, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Matchbox Twenty, The Meat Puppets, Soul Asylum, Cracker, Superdrag, Whiskeytown, Morphine, Moxy Fruvous, Belle and Sebastian, 10,000 Maniacs, The Minus 5, Freedy Johnston, Letters To Cleo and Soul Coughing.

Brown is also the founder of Temperamental Recordings, a recording studio and label based out of a former Methodist church built in 1828.  In 2011 the impressive space and collection was featured on The History Channel show American Pickers, with Brown appearing as an expert and appraiser of musical instruments and vintage recording equipment.

In 2014 Brown released a CD with a childhood friend Zac DeCamp titled Automatic Music Can Be Fun and, with the help of Brian Grunert from White Bicycle Design Firm, was nominated for a GRAMMY in the Best Recording Package category against Jay-Z, David Bowie, Metallica, and Reckless Kelly.

His next album Songs for Seven Fingers will be released in 2017, and includes members of Band of Horses, Sparklehorse, Larry and His Flask, Morphine, Whiskeytown and several others.

“Mike Brown, by himself, is a better folk act than most full-scale projects. His skill as a guitarist/dobro player and singer-songwriter is unparalleled. Using a loop pedal, Brown layers and synchronizes beats and progressions, cleverly creating a full band sound that stomps and moves like a raucous barn bash. His lyrics are thought-provoking as they weave over his plucked finger style. It’s roots music, and with all the percussive riffs, it revolves and moves much like Native American or African music does, keeping your head bobbing and your dusty boots moving.” – City Newspaper


(585) Magazine – Cover Story

Genesee Live

There’s a Moon

Press/ Media Coverage:

(585) Magazine

98.9 The Buzz

American Pickers

Buffalo Business First

CBC News

Crowdfunder Insider

Democrat and Chronicle

History Channel

Innocent Words Magazine



Rochester City Newspaper

Rochester Insomniac

Rochester Homepage

The Buffalo News

The Daily News

The Globe and Mail

The Livingston County News


Past Venues:

98.9 The Buzz – Morning Show (Rochester, NY)
98.9 The Buzz – Sunday Night Shakedown (Rochester, NY)
Abilene (Rochester, NY)
Al’s Den Mcmenamins (Portland, OR)
Alberta St Pub (Portland, OR)
Amnesia (San Francisco, CA)

B- Cubed (Bradford, PA)
Babeville: The Ninth Ward (Buffalo, NY)
Balloon Fest (Dansville, NY)
Barrel 135 (Williamsport, PA)
Beale Street Cafe (Rochester, NY)
Bearsville Theater (Bearsville, NY)
Bernunzio Uptown Music (Rochester, NY
Big Rib BBQ and Blues Fest (Rochester, NY)
Bill Gray’s Tap Room (Ontario, NY)
BlueBrick Recordings (Avon, NY)
Blue Room (Rochester, NY)
Boulder Cafe (Rochester, NY)
Braun’s (Buffalo, NY)
Broadway Grille (Jim Thorpe, PA)
Bug Jar (Rochester, NY)
Buckhorn (Pinos Altos, NM)
California Brew Haus (Rochester, NY)
Canal Fest (North Tonawanda, NY)
Castaways (Ithica, NY)
Center Street Smokehouse (Batavia, NY)
Chandy’s Lounge (Hamburg, NY)
Club 57 (Hornell, NY)
Coner Bar (Bradford, PA)
Crazy Jakes (North Tonawanda, NY)
Creekview (Williamsville, NY)
Dave’s Coffee (Saugerties, NY)
DC9 (Washington, DC)
Dinosaur BBQ (Rochester, NY)
Deerhammer (Buena Vista, NM)
Desert Eagle Brewing Co (Mesa, AZ)
Elmwood Arts Festival (Buffalo, NY)
Empty Bottle (Chicago, IL)
Firehouse Saloon (Rochester, NY)
Flour City Station (Rochester, NY)
French Pub (Depew, NY)
Genesee Live (Rochester, NY)
Geneseo Concert in the Park (Geneseo, NY)
Geneseo State College (Geneseo, NY)
Grill and Grocery (Hattiesburg, MS)
Groveland Fireman’s Pavilion (Groveland, NY)
Herman’s Hideaway (Denver, CO)
Hiawatha Riverboat (Williamsport, PA)
Hal & Mal’s (Jackson, MS)
Hammerheads (Dansville, NY)
Hemlock Grill (Hemlock, NY)
Kelly’s Olympian (Portmand, OR)
LaurelThirst Public House (Portland, OR)
Little Toad Creek (Silver City, NM)

Lovin’ Cup (Rochester, NY)
Market Bar (Buffalo, NY)
Middle East Upstairs (Cambridge, MA)
Mine Shaft Tavern (Madrid, NM)
Mission Hall (Rochester, NY)
Mississippi Studios (Portland, OR)
Mohawk Place (Buffalo, NY)
Monty’s Krown (Rochester, NY)
Muddy Rudder (Portland, OR)
MVP’s Sports Bar & Grill (Pen Yann, NY)
New City Line (Bradford, PA)
Nietzche’s (Buffalo, NY)
Nighttown (Cleaveland, OH)
Old Corner Hotel (Williamsport, PA)
Patty’s Pub (Hornell, NY)
Photo City Improv (Rochester, NY)
Pollywog Holler (Belmont, NY)
Purple Pig Music Festival (Naples, NY)
Randy’s Fireside (Olean, NY)
Richmond’s (Rochester, NY)
Rochester International Jazz Festival (Rochester, NY)
Rock’n Rick’s (Limestone, NY)
Rockwood Music Hall (New York, NY)
Screaming Fiddlers’ Wedding (Portland, OR)
Scotland Yard Pub (Rochester, NY)
Sellersville Theater (Sellersville, PA)
Skeeter’s (Sellinsgrove, PA)
Sportmen’s Tavern (Buffalo, NY)
Squeaky Lizard (Ocean Springs, MS)
Stage One (Fairfield, CT)
Sticky Lips (Rochester, NY)
Stonehouse (Williamsport, PA)
Studio 180 (Rochester, NY)
T-Bone Records (Hattiesburg, MS)
T.T. The Bears (Cambridge, MA)
Tango Café (Rochester, NY)
Tayberry Jam Festival (Saginaw, OR)
Teakwoods (Chandler, AZ)
Temple Bar (Rochester, NY)
Temple Music Hall (Canandaigua, NY)
The Bop Shop (Rochester, NY)
The Brickyard (Williamsport, PA)
The Corner Bar (Bradford, PA)
The Cottage Hotel (Mendon, NY)
The Foggy Notion (Portland, OR)
The Horned Head (Bend, OR)
The Hotel Cafe (Hollywood, CA)
The Iridium (New York, NY)
The Keg (Rochester, NY)
The Mint (Los Angles, CA)

The Naples Hotel (Naples, NY)
The Rock Shop (Brooklyn, NY)
The Saint (Ashbury Park, NJ)
The Schooner (Netarts, OR)
The Shed (Ocean Springs, MS)
The Skyway (Welches, OR)
The Standard Lounge (Rochester, NY)
The Statesman (Geneseo, NY)
The Strand (Buffalo, NY)
The WOW Hall (Eugene, OR)
Thirsty Buffalo (Buffalo, NY)
Three Heads Brewing (Rochester, NY)
Torch Club (Sacramento, CA)

Tortugas (Bradford, PA)
Towpath Cafe (Fairport, NY)
Transit Music Lounge (Depew, NY)
Tupelo Music Hall (Londonderry, NH)
Turkey Hill Brewing Company (Bloomsburg, PA)
Union Hall (Brooklyn, NY)
Victoire (Rochester, NY)
Victor Village Inn (Victor, NY)
Vintage Wine Bar (Redding, CA)
Vive (Rochester, NY)
Wanderlust Road (Salida, CO)

Warsaw Theater (Warsaw, NY)
Waterstreet Music Hall (Rochester, NY)
Wellsville Creative Arts Center (Wellsville, NY)
Willamina Music Festival (Willamina, OR)
Woody’s On Monroe (Rochester, NY)
World Cafe Live (Wilmington, DE)
Yucca Tap Room (Temple, AZ)
Ziggies (Denver, CO)




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