I was born in England, but I grew up in Montreal and Vancouver, Canada, and then in Canberra, Australia. My family returned “home” to England when I was ten years old, but I was already an Aussie at heart, in love with radio and the old American country songs, and the old convict songs from Botany Bay, based on the same songs and Scots-Irish fiddle tunes as the songs and tunes at the root of bluegrass music.
When I arrived in the States in 1986, I was thrilled to find KOPN Community Radio in Columbia, Missouri, where they had some phenomenal bluegrass shows on Saturday and Sunday.Â And since 1987, I’ve been hosting the “High Lonesome Sound” on KOPN Radio on Sunday nights. I go by the name of B.G. Brown, that’s B.G. for Blue Grass.
And I’ve been playing bluegrass music on the guitar (mandolin, bass, or fiddle) since I was twelve.
Tune in to KOPN at 9 PM on a Sunday night to hear the very best of bluegrass music, local and national, traditional and not so traditional, only on KOPN Radio, 89.5 FM, your local community radio station. For comments and requests you can email B.G. at BGBrownKOPN@gmail.com.