IDick Brown was introduced to the banjo and bluegrass while in high school in NM in 1963. After graduation he moved to OK where he met and took some lessons from Gary Price. He joined the military in 1966 and during that time he spent a number of years stationed in Phoenix where he played in the band, Traditional Bluegrass for many years. After he retired from the military, he moved to So Calif where he played with the band, Pacific Crest, and then joined the bluegrass band Lost Highway. He toured with them for over ten years, teaching banjo workshops while performing at the many festivals throughout the U.S., Canada and while on tour in Europe. During that time he had the privilege of instructing at the British Columbia Bluegrass Workshop (BCBW) for several years, teaching beginning, intermediate and advanced banjo classes with colleagues and friends such as Ron Block, Greg Cahill and Janet Beasley. He has taught workshops with Bill Evans, Sammy Shelor and Chris Pandolfi. After moving back to Phoenix in 2002, he continued playing with Lost Highway until 2006. He left the band and helped form the bluegrass band, Sawmill Road and played with them until they disbanded in 2010. He has since played with Copper River and the Old Blue Band. After he moved back to Phoenix, he started teaching more full time and has had great success with many students, giving them the fundamental techniques they needed to become solid players. He says “I’ve always told my students that I wanted to teach them HOW to play the banjo, not necessarily WHAT to play. But always remember what Earl, JD and Bill Emerson say……the melody is the most important thing.” He has a tab book that he put together of tabs that he uses and concentrates of right and left hand techniques. In May of 2010 he was honored to be featured on the cover of Banjo Newsletter. He has been featured on over 16 bluegrass albums since 1995.