For years Kris Brown’s music traveled the astral plane of American musical styles, moving freely from reggae to jug band, drawing inspiration from John Hurt to Sun Ra. In recent years, his musical personalities have coalesced into a unified opium-like haze of swampy folkadelica. Whitey on the Moon, Kris’s trio, specializes in the quieter part of the spectrum and seeks a freer approach to accompaniment while keeping the music firmly song based, in the spirit of Van Morrison’s Astral Weeks or Joni Mitchell’s Mingus record.
Kris has a formidable discography including 6 releases as an artist as well as over 50 credits as a session player with the likes of Cyril Neville, Ruthie Foster, Shelley King, LZ Love, and Sara Hickman. He is a known mainstay in the Austin scene on guitar, bass, dobro, non-pedal steel, and upright bass.