Tales From The Fence Line
By Fontaine Brown
Fontaine Brown also known as Doug Brown, has been in music for more than forty years. He started out in Detroit and has played with Bob Seger, Del Shannon and Moon Martin among others. He has supplied songs to Dave Edmunds, John Mayall, Emmylou Harris, Dave Allen and Percy Sledge among others. So why havn’t you heard of him? Well if you are from the Midwest or more so Michigan you may know him from Doug Brown & The Omens or Southwind.
Fontaine Brown has released a new record of original material. His first in almost 30 years. The CD Tales From The Fence Line is a very diverse collection of songs. It features Pop, Rock, Blues, Country and Soul. With instruments like the electric sitar, mandolin and tabla. The songs have a wide range of subjects and have little in common. But the CD as a whole flows very nicely.
Ain’t No Brakeman starts out the CD and is a classic Blues/Rock tune. Fence Line is next, another Blues/Rock number that incorporates a mandolin into the mix. These two are probably my favorite tracks. Other standout tracks include Wreck At The Crossraods, Got To Git and Love Come Rescue Me. This is an excellent CD with a eclectic mix of genre’s and great performances on all the tunes. Tales From The Fence Line would be a great addition to any collection.