Interview with GREG C. BROWN

Today, we sat down with Greg C. Brown to talk his start in music, latest song and much more. Be sure to check out his music below after the interview!

Interview:

How did you get your start in music?

Initially, it was hanging out with other guitar players and learning from anyone I could find. This was in the days where there was no internet (1982). I was lucky to find some good players in school and they would show me things and I did my best to remember until I got home and I practiced and moved those figures up and down the neck and twisted them around. There was a lot of self-discovery. After that it was the desire to play with other musicians, drummer, bass, singer and wasn’t long before we formed a band. So much trial and error but it was such a formative time. Priceless.


What type of music did you listen to while growing up?

Well, there was the Monkees of course. Might even be why I became a musician. My mom loved and listened to a bunch of classical music which I love as well, they even took me to see the Nutcracker a few times over the years and it blew me away. Still does. I just remember thinking, “how do you do that?” The music, the story, the choreography, so many people unified for one vision. I listened to the blues, early Rock-n-Roll but the big turning point was when AC/DC’s Back in Black came out in 1980. That made me want to play guitar. Thank you Angus!!!! I really got into their catalog which is so blues based, so it was an easy transition. After that, it was Iron Maiden’s Number of the Beast album. I was completely gobsmacked. That album still blows me away. About the same time Metallica’s Kill ‘Em All came out and then all the great thrash of the 80s. I have been hooked ever since.


What are fun stories you can share while you’re in the studio recording music?

Wow! I learned early on that pre-production is key to keeping expenses down so when I hit the studio it is mostly business but it’s all fun really. Hanging out with your peeps, creating music. Isn’t that the coolest thing ever?


What is your latest song or album you can share with us?

My band Age of Fire is finishing up our EP called Through the Tempest which will be out this Spring. We actually released the title track, which is an instrumental, on social media this past week, check it out! The first single from the EP was released on Halloween and is called “Children of the Night”. That was the big announcement for the EP and due to the subject matter (vampires and werewolves), we really wanted it to come out on Halloween. We are very excited about this EP, we’ve had some line up changes and for the first time working we are working with a producer outside of the band. His name is J.J. Williams and he has been great to work with. Can’t wait for everyone to be able to hear the completed project.


Where can our fans find you on social media for any music updates?

We are on Instagram at Age_of_Fire band, as well are Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ObsidianDreams9

And Youtube at https://www.youtube.com/c/AgeofFire/videos

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