Ed Brown's Press Kit
"Ed Brown is the 'real deal'. He has a natural storytelling ability that comes through in his songs and poems. No fiction going on here. I can't think of a better way to spend an evening than to listen to Ed share his life and talents" Lee Bellows
Pro rodeo clown
"Ed Brown was referred to us back in 2003 as a main stage artist for the Stony Plain gathering. Ed's performance lived up to that billing and more adding his personality and talent as a songwriter, musician, poet and visual artist and good friend of the gathering. Ed has a standing invitatin to Stony Plain and I'm proud to have been associated with an artist of his calibre."
Cowboy Poetry, Music and Art Gathering
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Rodeo cowboy, pasture rider, wildlife artist, singer/songwriter, Ed Brown has the perfect background for an original storytelling approach. Poems from the absurd to the thought provoking, and songs influenced by various genres both musically and lyrically, combine to present a truly authentic western performance. In his capacity as a writer, his songs and poems have been performed by several other artists in both Canada and the US. An award winning performer, Ed Brown has headlined at all of the major cowboy festivals in Western Canada.
With a diverse background including rodeo cowboy, pasture rider, trapper, wildlife artist and musician, Ed Brown has corralled a backlog of experiences populated with colourful characters and situations which he mines to bring to life his various narratives. Poems laced with raw humor, irony and comments on the state of just about everything, blend seamlessly with songs that range from poignant reflections on days gone by to uplifting celebrations of modern cowboy life.
From his home on a small ranch in southwestern Manitoba, Ed performs regularly at countless private funtions and has been a headliner at all of the major cowboy gatherings and festivals in Western Canada. He has also made regular radio and television appearances and has been featured in several magazine articles and documentries including "Cowboys, Heroes and Horses" and "Minstrels of the West:". An accomplished musician, he is often found functioning as a side man for other performers.
Ed is in the Manitoba Rodeo Cowboy's Association Hall of Fame and is currently serving on the executive of the Alberta Cowboy Poetry Association He has produced three CDs of his work, one of which was awarded the Will Rogers Award from the Academy of Western Artists. His songs and poems have been performed by several artists in Canada and the US.
Ed Brown's musical influences include the Spanish and Celtic music which formed the backbone of traditional cowboy music, and also come from a wide variety of other sources. Defying the perceived limitations of the nylon stringed guitar, hints of folk, country, blues and even classical and jazz can be heard sneaking into his playing either when performing one of his own compositions or on those occasions when he serves as a side man helping out some other performer. "I don't believe in being too genre specific. If a lick serves the song, I'll play it."
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