JJ Brown

JJ Brown

 Kingsburg, California, USA
BandPopAcoustic

Music that embraces you, lifts you up, and reminds you to dream. JJ Brown's music is lyrics and melodies written with heart and soul. Through his heartfelt words, you will ride on his journey through sadness, loss, discovery, triumph, pure love, new beginnings, and life’s biggest wonders.

Biography

Music that embraces you, lifts you up, and reminds you to dream. JJ Brown's melodies are the foundation of music and lyrics written with heart and soul. It’s the optimism that keeps this musician on track, realizing that his dreams might be right around the next corner. Through his heartfelt words, you will ride on his journey through sadness, loss, discovery, triumph, pure love, new beginnings, and life’s biggest wonders.

Joshua John Brown was born in Columbus, Oh. His first memories of music were with his Father who played the guitar while his mother sang the gospel. When JJ was thirteen he moved to Chattanooga, TN where he picked up the guitar and began teaching himself to play. JJ also learned how to play piano and drums, which helped him become a better songwriter. JJ quickly became part of the local music scene in Chattanooga and began to perform frequently with his band.

At age nineteen, while living in Chattanooga, TN and taking classes at Chattanooga State College, JJ decided to join the United States Navy. While enlisted, JJ served in two wars and traveled to thirteen countries. He quickly gained fans amongst his fellow shipmates by performing nightly in the hangar bay of the USS Nimitz. This was a place for fellow sailors to forget about where they were and focus on their loved ones at home. JJ performed in Singapore and in Greece where his American blue-eyed blues were welcomed.

JJ started writing to find an escape to a place where he was responsible only for the moment he was in. He writes about being in love and other times he writes because he knows that someone is in need of strength. Through the power and magic of his acoustic rock melodies he touches people’s hearts and carries them through their experience, embracing them with his words.

Most recently, JJ was honored with the opportunity to open up for the Kevin Costner and The Modern West, The Doobie Brothers, and Peter Frampton at The Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino in Lemoore, California. Through the summer months, JJ performed every Friday and Saturday night at the Sunset Lounge located in the Hotel/Casino.

In 2006, JJ co-wrote a song for Christian rock band The Turning for their album called “Learning to Lose”(signed by Rocket Town Records, 2006). The song is called “Through All the Earth” and received great response. JJ also sang background vocals and assisted with engineering the recording of the same album. Recently on Christian Music Review “Through All the Earth” was referred to as “one of the best tracks on this album.” The writer went on to say he “wouldn’t be surprised if this song becomes part of a praise and worship ‘best of’ CD’ someday.”

JJ worked for Sound Kitchen, the largest and most prestigious recording facility in the Southeast owned by Weston Entertainment and John Elefante (singer for Kansas). During his time there, JJ set up sessions for Tim McGraw, Wynona Judd, Sarah Evens, and more. Additionally, he worked side by side with Grammy award winning producer Nathan Dantzler.

JJ resides in a small town in Central California called Kingsburg. He just returned from a long and weary trip to Nashville only to realize that the rockstar lives in you and not the city you live in or the people you know. JJ is a musician with direction, goals and untouchable motivation for musical success.

Lyrics

Miracle Worker

Written By: JJ Brown

I've been the one who's been standing, On the edge. And you've been the one who's been wondering, Inside my head.

You call yourself a miracle worker. You call yourself a friend. I'm just a dreamer baby, tell me when we begin,.. To live.

Round and Round and Round we go. Round and Round and Round we go.

These are my dreams darlin. This is all I know. This is the world that I live in. I can will never let go.

You call yourself a miracle worker. You call yourself a friend. Your still a dreamer baby, tell me when we begin,.. To live.

Round and Round and Round we go. Round and Round and Round we go.

You call yourself a miracle worker. You call yourself a friend. We're still dreamers baby, tell me when you'll begin,.. To love, love, love me darlin, Set the world on fire. Change has been coming baby, For a while.

Lyrics by JJ Brown

Suzanne

Written By: JJ Brown

Suzanne comes home. She takes a load off her feet. She's sitting there thinking of something sweet to eat. Tired of living in this great big house alone. Billy Thatcher is sitting there at the bar. So far, he's been talking about his 20 thousand dollar car, anything he can to feel complete.

But we don't want to change who we are. No, we don't even want to even talk about it. We don't want to change who we are. No, we don't even want to think about it.

So much talk about the politics, Yet so little work, you know, it makes me sick. Just sit back down in your chair and say "My friend God Bless" Meanwhile this clock's been ticking on by, and I've been counting my thousands of reasons why. Anything I can to make my dreams stick.

But we don't want to change who we are. No, we don't even want to even talk about it. We don't want to change who we are. No, we don't even want to think about it.

Lyrics by JJ Brown

For So Long

Written By: JJ Brown

I walked into that restaurant, Looking for a place to rest. I'd like to sit in smoking, And burn this load off my chest. There she came up slowly, With a smile upon her face. How can I help you mister? You look so out of place! I said,.. "I've been waiting,,.... For so long,.. For so long."

I'd like to take you dancing out on the Oceanside. I'd like to see you happy living a simple life. I'd like to see you smile like this every single day. So tell me love,.. Can we run away?

I started to think that I was lost, All the way back home. And I was starting to think, That I would have to live my life alone. "I don't know about you mister" She said, "But I really don't like to date. I've been let down so many times, I'm afraid that I might break." I said,.."But I've been waiting,.. For so long,,.. For so long.

I'd like to take you dancing out on the Oceanside. I'd like to see you happy living a simple life. I'd like to see you smile like this every single day. So tell me love,.. Can we run away?

Lyrics by JJ Brown

Can't Fool Me

Written By: JJ Brown

I’m watching the rain poor down.
I can hear my heart drown.
All I wanted so bad,
I covered it all up with lies.
And as the puddles fill up the ground,
I fall in love with the sound.
It reminds me of your voice,
Telling me that I have a choice.

But I’m afraid to forget,
So afraid to try.
I don’t want to live.
But I’m so afraid to die.

Just hold me a while.
As we burn all of our fears.
I won’t give into denial,
But I’ll give into tears.
Just touch my face,
And I’ll kiss your eyes.
Just to think we found this place,
And built it for you and I.

I’m afraid to forget.
So afraid to try.
I don’t want to live.
But I’m so afraid to die.
You won’t let us forget,
You won’t let us try.
I won’t let us live,
But I won’t let us die.
I’m afraid to forget.
So afraid to try.
I won’t let us live.
But I won’t let us die.
You won’t let us forget,
You won’t let us try.
I won’t let us live,
But I won’t let us die.

I’m watching the rain poor down.
I can hear my heart drown.
All I wanted so bad,
I covered all up with lies.

Words and Music by JJ Brown 2004

Somethings

Written By: JJ Brown

I like yellow, you love blue, and your eyes, they always tell the truth. I like to get a rise out of you. Sometimes you look just like the morning sunshine. I'm a dreamer, I can't see tomorrow's way. You want future, You want it paved today. So, I'll pave you the future, from what I can tell. It's always you and me love cause together we fell.

Somethings won't ever change. You and I remain the same. Caught up in our own way, Living for today.

You like to be loved by everyone. Sometimes I like to hide even from the sun. But when we're together love our hearts,.. how they melt, Into one love that we both feel cause,..

Somethings won't ever change. You and I remain the same. Caught up in our own way, Living for today.

Lyrics by JJ Brown

Discography

No Need For Apologies E.P.
JJ Brown and The Q's E.P.

Set List

Set List (About 45-50 Min)

Miracle Worker
Can't Fool Me
Suzanne
Good To See You Dance
Things About A Man
No Need For Apologies
The World's Caving In
Come Over To My Side
Somethings
Casting Lines
For So Long
Bye Bye