Jeff Brown is a name that is very well known to musicians on today's bluegrass circuit, and has been steadily gaining in popularity with fans, DJ'S and promoters alike.  He began playing at the very young age of nine, and hasn't slowed down since. He and his brother formed the Richlands Bluegrass Boys, where he played alongside Blue Highway's Wayne Taylor. In 1993, Jeff went to work for the legendary Larry Sparks as bass player and tenor singer, where he was a Lonesome Rambler from 1993 to 1996.  Jeff has performed on many famous stages such as: the Grand Ole Opry at the world famous Ryman Auditorium in Nashville Tennessee, along with the television shows Austin City Limits in Austin Texas and Song of the Mountains on PBS. One notable, while performing with Sparks at the Carter Fold in Hiltons Virginia, Jeff was ask to play bass for Johnny Cash along with his wife June Carter Cash. He continued playing various dates and helping out on multiple recording projects before stepping out to front his current band,  Jeff Brown and Still Lonesome. Jeff also toured with The Charlie Sizemore Band, and has pulled fill-in duties with Blue Highway, Dr. Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys, and Jesse McReynolds, just to name a few. He has served on many boards and committees throughout his career, and continues to be very active in promoting and furthering bluegrass music. Jeff has proven, in a very short time, he's more than capable to stand on his own two feet as a singer, player and band leader. In 2014, Jeff received the great honor of being named a Kentucky Colonel.  Being from Southwest Virginia, Jeff continues to respect his musical roots, but had the unique ability to make any song his own, and is certain to continue winning over bluegrass music fans wherever he goes. 

Austin Brown has been playing guitar and bass since the age 3.  He is presently enrolled as a freshman in general studies and jazz.  He performs with the Southwest Virginia Community College Jazz Band. In addition to music, he loves football and fishing. Austin’s music influences are Ralph Stanley, Tony Rice, Wyatt Rice, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, Blue Highway, Larry Sparks, Barry Bales, D. Sparks, and many others.

Nick Goad is from Stuart Virginia.  He began playing guitar when he was 9 and mandolin at the age of 12.  He has earned numerous trophies at a very young age including Best All Around Performer and 1st Place in Mandolin at Galax Old Time Fiddler's Convention.  He is currently studying business administration.  Musical influences include Chris Thile, Adam Steffey and Sierra Hull to name a few.  Nick states that he is looking forward to his future in the music industry.

Rod Smith started playing the banjo at the age of 14. Born and raised near the town of Belfry in Eastern Kentucky, he was introduced to music at an early age by one of his most important musical influences, his grandfather, Orison Smith. As well as his grandfather, Rod names Terry Baucom as his major influence from the time he began playing the banjo. He attributes his love for the dobro as being sparked by local musician, Earshel Hatfield. He has played with some reputable bands such as Dismal Pike, The Timmy Cline Band, and Bits and Pieces. Rod helped to form Bits and Pieces who, in the late 1990s, won the annual Bill Morris Band Competition help at the Mountaineer Opry House in Milton, West Virginia. He also spent time as a member of Ernie Thacker & Route 23, with whom he performed at some of the largest venues in bluegrass music, such as the IBMA Awards Showcase, Poppy Mountain Bluegrass Festival, and the Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival. Rod began his stint with Mike Bentley & CGC in early 2009 and was a major contributor to the band's style. 

Next 5 Venues

Apr 13
Newell Resort
Folkston, GA
Jun 10
Jun 23
Rue Farms Concert Series
Springfield, OH
Jul 20
Wayside Bluegrass Festival
Stuart, VA
Aug 4
Elk Ridge Bluegrass Festival
Greenfield, IN


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~ Marty Raybon ~

"One of the most solid hard hitting bluegrass bands to be formed in the last 10 years.  Jeff Brown and Still Lonesome brings the sounds of yesterday to life again.  From top  to bottom,  Jeff leads the band like a Field General through a set list of some of the best music on the circuit today." 

A Distant Horizon

Union House Records Recording Artist