Van Dyke Brown is the cosmic folk alter ego of musician, filmmaker, novelist and former Corsicana Daily Sun photographer Scott Honea.
In the spirit of Lubbock multi-hyphenate Terry Allen, Van Dyke Brown weaves folk, country, and pop/rock elements into thought-provoking, often personal, character-based story songs.
Utilizing classic country instruments like pedal steel and mandolin in a slightly more modern setting, Brown's songs bridge the gap between classic country and today's indie folk rock. Influenced equally by recent artists like Iron & Wine and Dave Bazan (of Pedro the Lion) and legends like John Prine and Townes Van Zandt, Brown's approach always keeps ear-catching melodies at the center of every song.
Born in Corsicana, Brown drifted to California and back down to Austin before settling in Arlington in 2016. Recorded in 2019, "Holy Libel" marks his debut.
VDB's debut full-length album "Holy Libel" will be released on July 19, on limited-edition vinyl
and on all your favorite digital and streaming formats (iTunes, Spotify, Amazon Music, etc.)
To pre-order the album in digital format or on limited edition vinyl (only 200 pressed), please visit his Bandcamp page. All vinyl purchases will also come with a digital download.
Dallas/Fort Worth independent radio station KXT 91.7 premiered Brown's song “The Fair” Thursday night on its local show.
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