Buster Brown at the Get Down / 2008 EPK
Live Tracks 7-9 (Don’t Cry, For Boys For Girls, Brown’s Motel)
Debut Album Teaser (2008):
What happens when a Broadway sensation trades in his tap shoes for a pen and a jam band? Witness the mind-numbing arsenal for yourself on Buster Brown’s explosive debut, 1.21 Jiggywatts! This hour-long live recording showcases an electric, all-star quartet on the rise. The passion and talents of front man Buster Brown will amaze––complete with guitar riffs that bob your head, lyrical rants and storytelling that make you laugh, and (of course) world-class tap dancing.
Do you enjoy different styles of music? If you do, then be prepared to fall in love with Buster Brown. His debut explores old school rap, hard rock, funk, acoustic, reggae, and jazz. It is the perfect soundtrack for a road trip or daily commute, or to break the ice at your next get-together. It is the kind of record that delivers instant classics and beckons the question “Why haven’t I heard of these guys?”
From Jiggywatts’ first track, it’s easy to hear how this “band next door” charms its audiences. I Know Nothing, a romp that revisits the playful mayhem of The Fresh Prince or Young MC, is a thrift store find amidst today’s rough hip hop. It’s followed by perhaps the record’s finest track––the dark yet romantic rock anthem, Turn Back Time. The band is at its peak dynamically on the funk workout of Problematic Michelle, or the swing and blues epic Brown’s Motel. A straight-ahead rock tune with a “green” message, Necessary, embraces the acoustic warmth adored in Dave Matthew’s songwriting. A jazz ballad, Don’t Cry, chills with its simple sentiment.
This record ushers in a brilliant new songwriter and showman, and introduces one of the better backing bands in the business. It leaves you wondering if Buster isn’t somehow the long-lost lovechild of Ruth or James Brown. It’s here on the music’s surface…in so many powerful and endearing ways.
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Venues Played, Influences, and more:
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