Blake Brown is an American singer-songwriter from Denver, Colorado. After participating in many collaborative projects, he started Blake Brown & The American Dust Choir in 2013. The idea was to have the flexibility of playing solo, but to also include a revolving cast of musician friends when they were able to join him. Part of the cast includes close friends and musicians of groups, The Fray, The Films, and Tennis. After 3 EP’s, countless shows, and a debut full length to be released in March 2018, Brown has found mainstay players. His wife, Tiffany Brown and longtime friends Jason Legler, Adam Blake and Trent Nelson make up The American Dust Choir, creating a blend of indie-rock and Americana. Brown’s music is rooted in acoustic sounds, and characterized by his seemingly simple, yet complex melodies and heartfelt lyrics. Marked by a strangely captivating subtleness, Brown’s music and haunting stage presence leaves bystanders with something to think about and wanting more.
Blake Brown & The American Dust Choir kicked off 2018 with the release of their first LP, Long Way Home, on March 9, 2018. Shortly after, the band performed multiple official showcases at the infamous SXSW 2018 in Austin, Texas, including a spot at the legendary Stubb's, supporting Keith Urban. Upon arrival from SXSW, Brown was offered tour support for Justin Townes Earle for Mid-West tour dates in May. Both singer-songwriters performed songs from their recent albums in a stripped down, solo-acoustic manner.
The band will be performing for the summer festival season (regionally) while preparing for travel dates into the fall, as well as preparing songs for a follow up album scheduled for release early 2019.