This week we’ve chosen a musician that may not have grown up in Nashville, but is no stranger to the Acme stage, Guthrie Brown. His music is so good that us here in Nashville are claiming him as our own. Be sure to tune in every Monday – Friday at 11 am and again at 7 pm when we will be playing his new tune, “Keeping On”.
If you haven’t heard the voice of Guthrie Brown, that you’re missing out on something beautiful. In 2016 he released his first EP under the guidance of SONY BMG which equated to 5 tracks that caught the eye of several producers around Nashville. In between making appearances at shows such as Pilgrimage Music Festival and Live on the Green, Brown was able to work with some of the biggest names in the industry such as Jacquire King. Much like the beatniks of old and millennials of today, Brown elicits an energy that appeals to both, while remaining wholly his own.
Guthrie Brown a Nashville transplant by way of “old Montana” began playing the guitar at age six. By the age of seventeen, he journeyed to Nashville to pursue the dream of being a professional songwriter, recording & performing artist. After settling in Music City, he recorded and produced his first self-titled EP.
Capitalizing on the initial success of his debut EP, Guthrie recorded and released his second EP “Spirit of the Elk” with producer Stuart Mathis (The Wallflowers, Lucinda Williams). Following his second release, he recruited his longtime friends and musicians John Ogelby (drums), Will Honaker (bass, keys) and John McNally (guitar) to join the band. Their musical pairing has since been compared to something as strong and pure as Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.
Since the release of “Spirit of the Elk”, Guthrie and his band of brothers, have continued their regiment of non-stop touring including coveted spots opening for Jonny Lang, Willie Nelson, Robert Randolf, and Bears Den and festivals such as Gasparilla, Pilgrimage, and CMJ Fest, just to name a few. In the summer of 2016, Guthrie signed his first publishing deal with BMG. He spent the second half of the year touring and recording with multi Grammy Award winning producer, Jacquire King (Kings of Leon, Norah Jones, Tom waits, Moon Taxi, Of Monsters and Men, James Bay).
In the Fall of 2016, he released ‘Natural’, a 5 song EP. The song ‘Wild Child’ was added to Spotify’s ‘Wild & Free’ playlist and is currently just shy of One Million streams. In 2017, Guthrie landed a slot on Lightning 100’s annual free concert series ‘Live On The Green’, along side Sheryl Crow, Bahamas, Spoon, Elliot Root, and many more. On August 31st 2018, Guthrie released ‘Keeping On’, his second 5 song EP, produced by Jacquire King. In between touring, Guthrie continues to write songs for himself as well as other artists. Keep up with Guthrie via Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or by signing up on the Email list.
For more info on Guthrie Brown visit: http://www.guthriebrownmusic.com