Independent - United States
OverviewFor over a decade, John Brown aka “Hound” Brown has been a creative driving force behind a multitude of major recording artists, producers, and songwriters. Hound has toured, written, & recorded with such diverse artists as Ben Folds, John Berry, Martina McBride, Susie Boggus, Billy Dean, Chuck Howard, John Hiatt, the Zac Brown Band and many more. Not only an eclectic, in-demand musician in the Nashville session scene, he is also an accomplished artist, writer & producer.
John’s southern grooves & experience have ultimately led him to the creation of his own art, what he brands as…PLOWOLOGY. Already a respected musician, his first solo project NEXT OF KIN was released in 2003. That same year he co-wrote the hit musical, The Bell Witch, with Nashville Chamber Orchestra resident composer Conni Ellisor which was nominated for the 2004 Benois De La Danse awards held at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow. John's latest marquis success, the song "REAL THINGS," co-written with acclaimed country artist Billy Dean; is the title track of Joe Nichols' 2007 Universal South major release. Whether providing the foundation for a tune or spreading his roots with PLOWOLOGY, for Hound, Pearl Drums is the root of it all.
Hound began using Pearl drums during college in 1988. “At the time I was borrowing a friends Yamaha kit. I purchased my first Pearl drums that year, a sequoia red BLX Kit…and I was hooked. It was the first time I found…’my sound.’ “ 1995 found him on tour with Capitol Recording artist John Berry as part of Reba McEntire’s entourage. “I approached Pearl Drums as a possible endorsee, just hoping to open the door. Not only did they endorse me, but they have always treated me like family. It’s one thing to play the best drums in the world, and another to be treated & respected as an artist regardless of your format, age or financial worth.