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Melding the traditions of vintage R&B and Blues with the aesthetics of classic singer/songwriters, Brooks Long brings the old school into the 21st century in a style all his own. Whether by himself or with his backing band, the funky, righteous Mad Dog No Good, he brings to his live shows the kind of passion, energy and humor rare in today's music scene.
Brooks has headlined at the premier Rams Head Live and shared the stage with such varied acts as Rebirth Brass Band, Ben Lee, Elizabeth and The Catapult, 2-time Grammy Nominee Karter Jaymes and Femi the Dri Fish. In Fall 2011, he released the personal, largely acoustic The Songster.
2012 was a big year with Brooks being named one of DC/Baltimore's “Best Emerging Artists” by The Deli Magazine, releasing the Mad Dog No Good EP, Let’s Make Out To Otis Redding in June and playing such festivals as Artscape, Honfest and Baltimore Book Fest. With full-length release brewing for 2013, Brooks will be bringing his grit and wit style to audiences for years to come.