Charles Brown
Charles Brown began as a college student at Prairie View College, the wing of Texas A&M that educated black students. As a kid, he practiced spirituals and forbidden boogie woogie on the piano, but first became a chemist and a chemistry teacher. Eventually he moved to San Francisco, where, when working as an elevator operator, he was discovered playing the piano in a department store by a singer with Duke Ellington. Brown penned and sang the number one rhythm and blues hit, "Driftin' Blues." Many hits followed, first under Johnny Moore's name, and then under Charles' own name, all characterized by a sophisticated blues approach, Charles' distinctive singing style and elegant piano playing.

With his latest release, JUST A LUCKY SO AND SO, the full spectrum of Charles' rich talent and lengthy career are fully realized.

Captures from KBBF Performance

Thursday || Friday || Saturday || Sunday
Feature Blues Stage || Houston Stackhouse Acoustic Stage
Robert Lockwood Heritage Stage || Street Scenes
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