Front Porch Bluegrass provides Kevin with an opportunity to share his passion and knowledge of bluegrass music to a wider audience of public radio listeners. Each week you will hear selections spanning the wide spectrum of traditional and progressive bluegrass, from the early sounds of Bill Monroe, The Stanley Brothers and Hazel Dickens to the modern sounds of Tony Rice, David Grisman and Sarah Jarosz. Most Sundays Kevin shies away from "theme shows", choosing instead to let the musical intuition of the day weave a tapestry of songs for the day.
Kevin Brown, a local musician and bluegrass enthusiast, has been hosting Front Porch Bluegrass on Spokane Public Radio since 2002. In the early 1980s at Whitworth College he spent most of his extracurricular time at the campus radio station, KWRS, where he served as Program Director and trained professor Leonard Oakland in his first radio show. Kevin never quite shook the radio bug after that, and several years later reached out to Leonard to get in the door at Spokane Public Radio.
Kevin is involved with the Inland Northwest Bluegrass Association and has served as the Music Director for the Blue Waters Bluegrass Festival since it's inception in 2002. He has played mandolin in the band Big Red Barn, and also has released 4 albums of original songs. Kevin lives on a small farm in Chattaroy with his wife. They have 2 grown children, one grandchild and 3 spoiled goats.