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Remembering Texas Musician Extraordinaire: Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown

Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown was born April 18, 1924 in Vinton, Louisiana and died September 10, 2005 in Orange, Texas. While known primarily as a “bluesman”, he hated such titles. He was a master musician who defied being pigeonholed in any genre. His live shows ranged the gamut of American music. Jazz, rock, blues, cajun and bluegrass came soaring out of this man, who kept grinning through it all.

“I play American and World music, Texas style.”
– Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown

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I got to see him once live at House of Blues in New Orleans with a small band. It was an incredible show, one that I will always remember. His dexterity, even at an advancing age, was simply incredible, going from guitar to fiddle and back again. He was walking, talking, picking American music, plain and simple, and he is missed by legions of fans all over the world.

Here is a sampling of some of Gatemouth Brown’s prodigious work as seen on YouTube.

The Okie Dokie Stomp –
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Dollar Got the Blues –

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And then he’d turn around and whip out a mean country fiddle… Here he is tearin’ it up with bluegrass great Vassar Clements

Six Levels Below Plant Life –
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