The Brown Brothers are purveyors of the old adage "to sing a song, you have to live it." And that is what the 10 songs on their eponymous CD say. Their name came from blood. These songs come from blood, sweat and tears. Born and raised in a small southern Virginia town, a town so small all you could do is dream and that is just what they have done. They have dreamed and followed that dream. Along the way, they document the dream with snapshots about life, love and the pursuit of happiness. A duo that could light up a small town with their energy and their sound, they touch a common thread in everyone - emotion. Their sound is their motto "if it sounds good, it is good." Okay, so they stole that quote from Duke Ellington. But Derek and Duane - The Brown Brothers - are journeymen who take you on a musical journey. Applying textures to the musical canvas they paint with what they hear. They are a product of what they hear, see, smell and taste. Emotion from emotion. The Brown Brothers are the name applied to the period from the young lovers in "Sleep On It," to the worldly couple in "Real," to the good time girl of "She's Country." The gothic southern romance of " For The Sake Of Love, " to the open love letter of "Have A Little Faith In Me." It's all here for the listener, entwined emotion. The Brown Brothers are currently performing in Virginia, and North Carolina in support of their CD released in March of 2003. The CD features their blend of all original Country-Rock music. The duo consists of Duane Brown on lead vocals/ rhythm guitar, and Derek Brown on lead guitar/vocals. The two began performing together at an early age growing up in South Boston, VA, and have worked together in numerous settings from clubs, festivals, and radio and television. They have been heard on the John Boy and Billy Big Show performing their original song " She's Country" from their new release. The two are accomplished songwriters, and have traveled to Nashville to perform for songwriter's nights in such establishments as the legendary Blue Bird Café. They have also opened shows for such notable country artist as T.Graham Brown and Exile. In addition to their performances together, the two have a variety of work related experiences. Duane has performed in solo acoustic settings, and has sung the National Anthem for various events. His work in musical theatre began with his role as Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof, and he went on to perform in a variety of other musicals as well as dramatic work. He worked in radio as an announcer for several years, and had his own morning show. He brings all of these experiences and more to their live shows. Derek has been performing on guitar since the early 1980's, and brings a wealth of musical knowledge to the duo. He studied jazz performance with Dr. Ira Wiggins at North Carolina Central University, and performed for jazz legends during his time there. He has also embraced traditional country music on guitar, learning the heritage of this music with the late Buddy Holt, an American music treasure. In addition, Derek has also performed in pit orchestras for musical theatre. He performs, and records all of the additional instruments for their live, full band sound. Their varied amount of work in music allows The Brown Brothers to tap into numerous experiences, and ensure a high quality show for their audience. The Brown Brother's are delighted to be adding new fans after each performance. They will be expanding their touring schedule to include more of the southeastern United States and continue to perform their music for their excited fans.