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Artist at Large Sasha Brown

Sasha Brown is a guitarist and composer most-widely known for his work with Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, a band he was in from its inception until his final show with them at Irving Plaza in New York in November 2016. During this time with them, the band released 3 full-length studio albums, an EP, and a live concert DVD/double album. They toured extensively – six years on the road for 250 days a year, performing over 1000 shows in 47 states, as well as in China, Guatemala, and Canada. They performed everywhere from Madison Square Garden to the Fillmore in San Francisco, to the Today Show and NPR’s Tiny Desk, and they were a fixture on the festival circuit, including such notables as Bonnaroo, Austin City Limits, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, Mountain Jam, Summer Camp, and Firefly, among others.

Since 2008, Brown has also collaborated extensively with composer/performer Heather Christian. Christian’s band has released 8 recordings since 2011, including 6 EPs in 2016 alone. Among those is Long Arc, an acoustic blues EP of protest songs that he and Christian co-wrote and recorded in two days in June 2016. The band’s forthcoming record, Hymn, was just mastered at Abbey Road Studios and will be released this year. Brown and Christian are collaborating on a score for a blues requiem mass as part of a theatrical work written by Christian which will debut in previews in summer 2017. Brown also plays on the film score for the Christian-composed film score for Lemon, a quirky, indie feature that stars Michael Cera, Brett Gelman, and Judy Greer. The film debuted at the Sundance Film Festival and will be in theaters this fall.