Cynthia G. Mason

Grey Reverend to Open Record Release Show!

Just got word that Larry D. Brown (aka Grey Reverend) is going to open the record release show on May 27th! 

Grey Reverend is the solo project of songwriter Larry D. Brown. He began the project in 2005 while living in Philadelphia P.A, focusing on guitar and voice as a primary means of expression. Raised on a variety of musical genres, L.D. began playing the saxophone at age 9, but didn’t discover his main instrument, the guitar, until the age of 22.  L.D’s first years in Philadelphia as a writer were spent performing and recording with other artists such as Steve Gunn, Jack Rose, Chris Powell, and Cynthia G. Mason. L.D was also learning from his mentor, the legendary guitarist Pat Martino. A sea change occurred in L.D’s approach to the guitar when he was diagnosed with a neurological disorder called Focal Dystonia, which limited the use of both of his hands and temporary sidelined his career. In 2006 L.D. moved to New York City, where he currently lives.  Signed to Ninja Tune/Motion Audio Records in 2009, and with two LPs “Of The Days” 2011, and “A Hero’s Lie” 2013, Grey Reverend has toured the United States, U.K and Europe. His music has been showcased on MTV, ABC, NBC, HBO and has been featured on NPR’s All Things Considered.  Besides currently working as a guitarist / vocalist with The Cinematic Orchestra, L.D. has collaborated with a wide range of artists around the world: Bonobo, Fink, Lou Rhodes of Lamb, members of Wilco, and Tortoise.  In describing Grey Reverend’s sound, David Garland of WNYC radio said “As Grey Reverend, L.D. Brown makes compelling songs with reverence for the grey, undeļ¬ned areas of style, and without concern for standard musical, or social expectations.”