Name: Charles Brown
Playing (years): 30 years!
Style: Progressive, Instrumental Guitar music, with Guitar synth solos & textures, Hard Rock riffs, and Acoustic & Classical elements.
Gear: Roland GR-30 Guitar synth, Fender Stratocaster, Les Paul Standard, Marshall MkII 50 Watt Lead amp w/ custom ported 2/12″ cabinet, Various Classical & Acoustic Guitars.
Past accomplishments: Spent 15 years in Bands based in Denver, Colorado that toured through out the Western U.S. including: Colorado, Wyoming, South Dakota, Arizona. I have a B.S. degree in Music & Audio Engineering from Univ of Colorado/Denver. Currently doing Solo CD projects with FOSSIL RECORDS, and have done performances showcasing the Guitar synth. Recently featured in the August 2004 issue of: 20th CENTURY GUITAR Reviews of my CD’s have been featured at numerous Progressive music sites and Publications in the U.S. and Europe, Notably: Progression Magazine, Colossus Magazine(Finland), Sea of Tranquility, Prog 4 You, Guitar 2000, Dutch Progressive Rock Page
Current and upcoming projects: I have a new CD that will be out later this Fall or early winter entitled: “Cry of the Northern Wind”. I am continuing to promote my last CD “Thru the Flames”, and am working on new material and ideas for yet another CD beyond that!
Favorite guitarist: Ritchie Blackmore
Most underrated players: Dave Beegle, a Guitarist from Colorado BEST
Best musician you’ve ever seen: Christopher Parkening, a master Classical Guitarist who studied with Segovia.
Four words that best describe what you want to get across in your playing: Melody, Feeling, Conviction, Enjoyment!
Your hero: Pat Metheny, for the way he has maintained such a high standard, and for the incredible emotion that flows from his playing!
Ultimate goal: To be respected as a serious player by other musicians and fans who enjoy progressive oriented music.