Raised in Orange, Grammy winner Brown is among the many noted Texas bluesmen. He began his career in San Antonio and later moved to Nashville where he appeared on Hee-Haw. During the 1970's he toured in Europe and Africa, including tours sponsored by the U. S. State Department. He retired to Louisiana where his home in Slidell was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina, resulting in a return to Orange where he passed away on September 10, 2005. His grave is noted with a Texas Historical Commission marker.
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