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Matt Brown is a traditional folk musician and teacher who specializes in the old-time music of the Appalachian south. He teaches fiddle and banjo at the Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago, IL, as well as at camps around the country.  

Matt is delighted to be featured on the upcoming Compass Records tribute album, "Dear Jean: Artists Celebrate Jean Ritchie," due out on September 2, 2014.  Quoting from the Compass press release, "the 37 track, 2 CD set features performances from an impressive array of Ritchie's fans and admirers, all of whom have come together to honor the living legacy of the Kentucky-born singer/songwriter many refer to as "The Mother of Folk."  Contributors were intentionally selected to represent the diversity of genres and generations Ritchie has influenced throughout her life, with classic artists like Pete Seeger, Judy Collins, Janis Ian, Kathy Mattea, Tim O'Brien, Robin and Linda Williams, Oscar Brand, and Dale Ann Bradley sharing the spotlight with up and coming talents like the Starry Mountain Singers, Rachael Davis, and Matt Brown."  You can stream a sampler of the album here.