Rolly Brown

Rolly Brown is a fabulous guitarist with a wonderful voice and an attractive style. With 52 years of experience on acoustic guitar, Rolly has been a National Fingerpicking Champion and a Philadelphia Music Award nominee.  In addition to being a world-class guitarist, Rolly has performed at the Philadelphia Folk Festival, the Tasmanian Folk Festival, and tons of places in between. He hosted the Guitar Wizards radio show which ran on public radio in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Maine for several years, introducing listeners to guitarists and techniques prized by total guitar maniacs. He has served as a sideman for Magpie, Winnie Winston, Saul Broudy, Jack McGann, Priscilla Herdman, Jay Ansill, and many others, and has performed extensively with National Flatpicking Champion Mark Cosgrove, and, until her tragic death, with the late fiddler and singer extraordinaire Freyda Epstein. For the past two decades, Rolly has been a popular teacher and performer at a number of guitar camps, appearing at Steve Kaufman’s Acoustic Kamps (Maryville, TN), the Swannanoa Gathering (Asheville, NC), Summer Acoustic Music Week in New Hampshire, the convention of the Chet Atkins Appreciation Society in Nashville, TN, and others. Rolly’s performance and instructional videos on YouTube have garnered well over 100,000 hits. We think his Stayaway concert will be a hit, too.


Jan 05 2021


7:00 pm - 8:00 pm