David Rhodes Brown
David started singing in live bands in 1964 in high school as lead vocalist for a band called "The Weejuns", fronting The Rolling Stones' "Satisfaction" before he even knew what the song was really about. While in the Navy in 1969, he bought his first guitar and started writing songs. He played out in coffee houses solo, joining Victor Harrison as a duo called "Woebegone" in 1973. Victor and David joined with 2 more original artists, Mark Rasmussen and Thomas Schneider to form Forty Fingers in 1974 and played local clubs as sort of a bohemian rock band. In 1979 he formed a punk rock band called The Attitude and toured regionally. About a year later, after some personnel changes it was re-named the Wet Spots, doing all original punk and alternative rock.
In 1982 David formed the Warsaw Falcons to play Rock-a-Billy and Alternative Country Blues, often used as a back-up band for artists such as Bo Diddly and The Drifters as well as sitting in with the legendary Big Joe Duskin, and opening for acts such as Marshal Crenshaw and Joan Jet.
Having moved the Warsaw Falcons to Nashville in 1990, David joined one of the most popular area bands, Supe and the Sandwiches. This band (led by Michael Supe Granda of the Ozark Mountain Daredevils) was highly acclaimed for the next ten years. Often referred to as the Anti-Garth, a total blues-rockin' comedy show, aspects of which are currently ongoing. Meanwhile, the Warsaw Falcons lived on, lasting 20 plus years going through many changes and players... Bobby Keys (the saxophonist for the Rolling Stones) joined the band both on tour and on the album. This incarnation won the 2000 Cincinnati Cammy Award for the Best Swing category.
Preferring not to cover existing music, David has always used his bands to launch his song-writing. He played guitar and non-pedal lap steel rock-abilly with the regionally and locally known StarDevils (www.stardevils.com) adding to the songwriting of Lance Kaufman, the founding member. He also is a founding member of what Rick Bird (of the Cincinnati Post) has called a local Super-Group, The Catalog Cowboys, providing guitar, dobro, lapsteel, accordion and vocals on an entirely original roots rock set list written by himself and members Brian Ewing (Messerly and Ewing) and Scott Risner (Comet Bluegrass All-Stars). He is currently rocking his lap steel with the 2005, 2006 & 2007 CEA award winning alt-country rockers "500 Miles to Memphis" (www.500milestomemphis.com), and loves every minute of it.
David continues to write and arrange his own music and is currently working on a compilation of his newest originals on which he will sing and play all of the instruments.
Throughout David's career he has been touted as a local rock icon. He has used his extensive talents to write, arrange and record his music; lead, book and
perform with his bands and arrange showcases and benefits for other groups and artists. And though he has proven himself time and again in the past, his favorite saying is, I'll rest when I'm dead!