Matt Brown is an old soul, and that is evident in the music he creates. With a voice seasoned by influences such as Ray Charles and guitar styling steeped in the tradition of Eric Clapton and Stevie Ray Vaughan, Brown’s artistry is filled with as much blue-eyed soul as his baby blue Fender Telecaster,
“Stella Blue.” Growing up in the small dairy town of Washougal, Washington, Brown’s love for music began as a child, soaking in the classic melodies of The Beatles that filled the house. Brown demonstrated a natural rhythm by banging along to the beat whenever music was played, Matt’s father gave him a guitar when he left home for college in Seattle, encouraging him to follow in the family musical tradition.
During college, Brown fell in love with the guitar and started performing at open mic nights, revealing his innate ability as a vocalist. Since that time, Brown has
fronted bands, played hundreds of shows, recorded several albums, and opened for acts like Chris Isaak, Huey Lewis, and Train. He journeyed across the country to Nashville to continue developing his craft of songwriting.
Brown recently worked with two-time Grammy award winning, Scott Underwood, on his 6th studio album. Brown’s trio was then invited to play on Train’s Sail Across the Sun Cruise followed by two European tours to promote the new album. Brown will continue to tour the US for 2019 and record his next album. He was recently considered to play on Jon Bon Jovi’s Runaway To Paradise Cruise.
JD Eicher is a Youngstown, OH-area born and bred musician known for soaring, cinematic vocals and meaningful, well-crafted lyrics. He possesses “an original voice, both literally and figuratively. With a lyrical talent culled from the great tradition of American singer/songwriters, Eicher also brings the melodic sensibility of great British songwriters such as Paul McCartney and Elvis Costello.” (Wildy’s World)
With four full-length albums to his credit, JD was enlisted in 2016 to create the soundtrack to author Nicholas Sparks’s (The Notebook, A Walk To Remember) 20th novel, Two By Two. The now stand-alone release consists of songs sourced from his previous albums, along with the title track, written specifically for the novel and its themes.
An artist who tours extensively in the US, Eicher also founded the Youngstown, OH-based JD’s Summer Songfest festival in 2014, which showcases national and local artists and raises money for a variety of community non-profits. He has shared billing with a wide range of well-known acts, including Coldplay, Maroon 5, Train, Dave Matthews Band, The Fray, Matt Nathanson, Sister Hazel, and more.