I'll Be John Brown
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I'll Be John Brown

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"Honky-Tonk Friday (1 Day Early) - Brooklyn’s I’ll Be JohnBrown"

I’ve said it before but it bears repeating. Brooklyn is the home of some pretty kick ass
alt-country/honky-tonk bands. I’ll Be John Brown is one of the latest additions to a thriving scene.
Their new self-titled CD is out now and available from CD Baby here.
The band’s song “My New South” reminds me of some of the cowpunk from the 80’s (like some of
the stuff by The Dead Milkmen). The band definitely infuses their twangy country with equal parts
punk rock energy. “My New South” is the band’s dream vision of what the South could be like with
lines like “billboards will be kindling”, “people of all colors will be all better bowlers and you’ll
rarely see a cop”, “courtesy will be a cash crop and the last Walmart burns to the ground”. - songs:illinois


I'll Be John Brown - Self Titled



I’ll Be John Brown is a 4-piece Country outfit that began on a couch in the East Village, New York City, in the winter of 2005. Since then, we’ve been working hard to capture the sound and spirit of classic country heroes ranging from Hank Williams and the Carter Family to Waylon Jennings and Roger Miller, while putting it all in a modern, high-energy package. We feel that much of what goes under the moniker of “Country” these days is not true to the roots of the genre. Here's our version.