Tommy Brown cut his teeth on classic, traditional bluegrass. A third generation musician, Tommy began pickin' the five-string banjo at the
age of six. His powerful banjo style garnered him both the Kentucky
State and Tennessee State Banjo Championships. His impressive pickin'
style and soulful vocals embrace his passion for the mountain-style
music he performs today.
The County Line Grass was formed in 1991 with a group of friends who
just happened to live across the county line, thus the name, Tommy Brown
& the County Line Grass. These days the band is more of a family
affair with Tommy's children and close friends joining him. Son Jereme
plays lead guitar and lends his poignant lead, tenor and baritone vocals
to the group. Daughter Rachel with an instrument twice her size,
skillfully provides a solid, yet spirited rhythm on acoustic bass.
Providing steady rhythm and lead and baritone vocals is close family
friend, Josh "Jug" Rinkel. Josh being a talented songwriter as well, has
also penned most of the group's original material. Rounding out the
band, Wayne Fyffe’s energetic fiddle will make you get up and dance,
while his emotional back-up work provides the perfect complement to the
groups moving ballads.
Tommy Brown and the County Line Grass have released nine outstanding
albums: Road Signs and White Lines, Reminiscing, Mountain Bluegrass,
Hard Drivin’, Fallen Leaves, I Wanna Go Back, Heartbreak Road, Way Back
When. Their latest, Leaving This Town, is out now on Randm Records.
Pleasing audiences around the nation while still holding true to
their beloved traditional, mountain-style bluegrass, you don't want to
miss this entertaining group!