Derek Brown Band
February 22 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Derek Brown Band debuted at the historic Wheeler Opera House in Aspen, Colorado on October 17, 2008. With blues and rock roots as well as healthy doses of jazz, swing and country, the sound of the DBB evades classification. This group is versatile, engaging and simply fun to watch.
The core band-members include; Doug Gelpi, Meg Simon, Brian Payne and Derek Brown. Though officially formed in 2008, this crew has been enjoying life and creating music together for more than 15 years. Whether playing blues, swing, americana, or the occasional 80’s pop song, this band is committed to having a good time together and putting smiles on people’s faces. “We’ve been friends a long time now and we love creating music together and what’s more, we just love being together,” says Brown, “and everyone seems to pick up on that at our shows. We have way too much fun together. I’m not exaggerating when I say; my face hurts from laughing so much whenever we spend time together. In a time where negativity, criticism and catastrophe seem to be a regular feature in our daily news, I’m convinced that if we can bring some real life and joy to others when we play music, then we’ve truly accomplished something.”