Alison Brown - Grammy Winning Banjo Player

Alison Brown – Banjo

Alison Brown - BanjoAlison Brown has taken an unlikely path in establishing herself as an internationally recognized banjoist.  A former investment banker (she has a bachelor’s degree in History and Literature from Harvard and an MBA from UCLA), she toured with Alison Krauss and Union Station and Michelle Shocked before forming her own group, The Alison Brown Quartet.  She has recorded 10 critically-acclaimed banjo solo albums, received 4 Grammy nominations and a Grammy award.  Alison has been featured on CBS Sunday Morning, NPR’s All Things Considered and in the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times among many others.  She is also co-founder of the internationally recognized Compass Records Group which oversees more than 600 releases from the Compass Records, Green Linnet and Mulligan Records catalogs and which has been called by Billboard Magazine “one of the greatest independent labels of the last decade.” Alison currently serves on the board of the Nashville Chamber of Commerce as well as on the adjunct faculty of Vanderbilt’s Blair School of Music.

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