3 Time Dallas Observer Award Winnder - Best Blues Artist
Hash Brown (Brian Calway) started playing the blues in 1973. He was heavily influenced by local east coast blues legends like Duke Robillard and Roomful of Blues and Ronnie Earl with Sugar Ray and the Bluetones. He played blues all over the north east (NY, CT, ME, VT, RI, NH, MA) until moving to Dallas, TX in 1983. Since then, Hash Brown has played blues in the Dallas area for more than 23 years. Upon moving to Texas, Hash Brown immersed himself in the vibrant music scene, becoming an integral part of the bands of ZuZu Bollin, U. P. Wilson, Robert Ealey, Willie Willis, Big Al Dupree and Henry Qualls.
Hash Brown has toured the US and Europe many times. He has appeared on no less than 30 different recordings as a sideman and frontman. Hash Brown has recorded with a who's who of blues musicians including: Duke Robillard, Barbara Lynn, Bobby Rush, Sam Myers, and others.
Hash Brown is endorsed by: GHS Strings, Hohner Harmoncas, and Category 5 Amplifiers.
Known as the 'Dallas Jam King' Hash Brown has hosted continuous successful jams in Dallas for 23 years.
Current jams: Pearl(downtown Dallas) Sundays 9-1
Mardi Gras Cafe(1-35 motor st) Wednesdays 9-1
Flying Pig Roadhouse(Lake Dallas) Thursdays 8-12
Hash Brown Says Of Category 5 Amplifiers:
"My 4 x 10 Andrew amplifier sounds every bit as good as my 1965 Super Reverb and it is more versatile to boot. My 1 x 12 Tsunami really delivers the British sound of a Vox or Marshall combo, these guys have got it goin' on."
Hash Brown website
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