Dare to Dream
Toni Brown spent most of her life in music's visceral fold. From 1980-2000, Toni was publisher of Relix Magazine, a bible amongst Dead Heads and a visionary link to 'intelligent music alternatives.' Relix effectively helped spawn the improvisational jamband scene and provided scores of new bands with the propulsion to jump-start their careers. DARE TO DREAM features special guest Vassar Clements on fiddle, John Beland of the Flying Burrito Brothers and Toni Brown's classic rock band. Co-produced by John Beland and Hot Tuna's Micahel Falzarano, this project features amazing guitar leads and good rock material. A highlight is the acoustic version of Blind Faith's 'Can't Find My Way Home,' (an arrangement Beland wrote for Linda Ronstadt in the early 70s) which got some serious airplay. Some good Grateful Dead covers are featured amongst Brown's originals. Toni has been touring for nine years, appearing nationally at clubs, theaters and festivals, and has toured in Japan. She has shared the stage with Merl Saunders, Hot Tuna, Vince Welnick, Bela Fleck, Jazz Mandolin Project, David Nelson Band, Memphis Pilgrims, JGB, Tom Constanten, Illuminati, Zen Tricksters, Leftover Salmon, ekoostik hookah, Living Earth, New Riders, Buddy Cage, Max Creek, David Gans, Juggling Suns, Peter Rowan, Vassar Clements and many others. Currently playing music and writing full time, Toni Brown has found her creative niche in the singer/songwriter tradition, weaving an evolving musical tapestry of soul drenched color and passion.