COSMIC AMERICAN MUSIC
AN ETHEREAL FUSION OF BLUES, COUNTRY, FOLK, ROCK & JAZZ
Toni Brown is a
singer/songwriter/guitarist, touring since 1995. She has appeared at clubs, theaters and festivals nationally, in Japan, Spain, England, France and the Caribbean. She has shared the stage with many musical friends-including the David Nelson Band, Jorma Kaukonen, Warren Haynes, Flying Burrito Bros., Blues Traveler, Hot Tuna, Big Brother & The Holding Co., members of the Grateful Dead, Leftover Salmon, Dark Star Orchestra, Derek Trucks, Merl Saunders, Melvin Seals, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Jim Lauderdale, Jay Farrar, Commander Cody, Dark Star Orchestra, Kentucky Headhunters, Jim Stafford, Les Dudek, Jay Farrar and many others. She has released six albums, and appeared on a dozen more.
Del Corazon is her latest project with Ed Munson.
In addition to touring as a singer/songwriter, Toni lectures on the music industry and works as a publicist for a variety of acts and events. She has a recognizable name in the music community. For over 20 years, she was publisher of Relix Magazine, a bible amongst Dead Heads (Grateful Dead fans) and a visionary link to "intelligent music alternatives." Relix effectively helped propel the ever-evolving music festival scene, and continues as one of the longest running music magazines.
Toni continues to surround herself with a diverse group of talented musicians. Now living in Central Florida, Toni has solidified her musical base both locally and internationally, appearing regularly with guitarist Ed Munson.
LUNAR MOUNTAINEERS is Toni's evolving musical project, featuring a diverse group of backing musicians.
"Sunday Morning Coffee & Reefer Music"
"Patsy Cline on Acid"
"Psychedelic Sheryl Crow"
"An ethereal blend of country, rock & blues."
Toni began playing guitar and songwriting when she was 14 years old. She grew up in the Bronx and spent many days in Greenwich Village, frequenting the folk clubs where acts like Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix and so many others began their musical histories.
In 1969, she went to her first Grateful Dead concert, and the rest is history. In the mid-70s, Toni met the post-Gram Parsons Flying Burrito Brothers, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Robert Hunter, Peter Rowan and the Rowan Brothers, Jorma Kaukonen & Hot Tuna, Big Brother & the Holding Co., Frank Wakefield and many other artists that influenced her creatively.
In 1979, Toni became editor and publisher of Relix Magazine. She successfully took the fledgling publication to a broader audience, and became one of the most influential women in the music scene.
As Relix gained momentum, she stepped up as a musician, and began her side career and first passion, beginning the long journey as the Toni Brown Band and as a solo artist. She now performs with her husband, Ed Munson, fronting the ever-evolving Lunar Mountaineers.
As a publicist, Toni worked with Jorma Kaukonen and Hot Tuna, New Riders of the Purple Sage, David Nelson Band, Steve Kimock, Jerry Joseph, members of the Grateful Dead and Allman Brothers, Phish, Widespread Panic, ekoostic hookah, JGB with Merl Sauners and Melvin Seals, and many others.
Toni has produced a number of artists, including Merl Saunders, It's A Beautiful Day, Jorma Kaukonen, Flying Burrito Brothers, New Riders of the Purple Sage, and many others.
Toni had a hand in the development of legendary music venues like NYC's Wetland's Preserve and Winter Haven, FL's Gram Parsons Derry Down.
Also instrumental in firing up the festival scene as we know it today, Toni has a broad history of influential moments in the music and entertainment industries.
Toni currently performs in Florida, travels through Spain, and makes occasional forays to Pennsylvania, New York and elsewhere.
Her latest release is Del Corazon with Ed Munson, John Beland and Daniel Noel, Sr.
"Mountains of the Moon" written by Jerry Garcia/Robert Hunter. Featured on Toni Brown & Ed Munson's release, State of Mind. An homage to one of our favorite songs. Used with permission/ICE Nine Publishing.
Jerry Garcia Birthday Celebration, Hard Rock Resort Hotel, Daytona Beach, Florida.
Also, celebrating Toni Brown's Grateful Dead history with Relix Memorabilia & Art Show, along with Unlimited Devotion.
"Pass Me By" written by Ed Munson & Toni Brown. Orange TV, Orlando
Copyright Toni Brown Communications, Inc.
Memories Never Die written by Toni Brown. Orange TV, Orlando.
Copyright Toni Brown Communications, Inc.
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