Personalities | Hylo Brown | Bluegrass | Country

(Vocals, guitar, 1922–2003)

In an era when every other singer was trying to sound like Bill Monroe or Carter Stanley, Hylo Brown sounded like no one else. An Ohio defence plant worker who moonlighted at hillbilly bars during the Second World War, Kentucky’s Frank Brown Jr. became renowned for a vocal range that went from a warm baritone to a dizzying falsetto, and a local dj dubbed him Hylo Brown. He moved to Nashville in 1954, joined Flatt And Scruggs as a featured vocalist in 1957 and then formed his own quintet, The Timberliners – one of the finest bluegrass outfits of the era.

Styles & Forms | Bluegrass | Country
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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Country Music, consultant editor Bob Allen


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