IN THE WINTER OF 2013, RIGHT AFTER HIS TWIN BOYS WERE BORN, JOHN JOHN BROWN STARTED WRITING SONGS THAT WOULD TURN INTO HIS DEBUT ALBUM THE ROADNO DEPRESSION CALLS IT, “A SUPPLE AND SUGGESTIVE BLEND OF ASTUTE AMERICANA ACCOMPANIED BY A QUIET, REFLECTIVE GLOW”, WHILE ELMORE MAGAZINE DUBBED HIM  “ONE OF THE MORE PROMISING YOUNG NAMES IN FOLK MUSIC TODAY”. JOHN JOHN’S LIVE ACOUSTIC PERFORMANCES HAVE BEEN GARNERING CRITICAL ACCLAIM AS WELL. IN  2015 AND 2017  HE WAS CHOSEN AS A  KERRVILLE FOLK FINALIST FOR THE LEGENDARY “NEW FOLK” COMPETITION, HE WENT HOME A WINNER OF THE SOUTH FLORIDA FOLK FEST SONGWRITING CONTEST IN 2016, AND HE WAS RECENTLY SELECTED AS A 2017 EMERGING ARTIST AT THE FALCON RIDGE FOLK FESTIVAL. SEEPED IN GOOD STORYTELLING AND FINGERPICKING MELODIES, JOHN JOHN BROWN SEEMS TO HAVE DISCOVERED PART OF THE MYSTERY THAT SURROUNDS THE GREAT SINGER/SONGWRITER TRADITION.