Richard (Richie) Brown has been playing bluegrass music in the Boston area since the mid 1960’s. Richard has played with several prominent New England bands and occasionally filled in with nationally known bluegrass artists, as well. He has done mandolin workshops with Ron Thomason, Dave McLaughlin and Lou Martin at the Joe Val Memorial Bluegrass Festival and at other events for the Boston Bluegrass Union and with Mike Holmes at the New England Folk Festival.
Richard’s playing is heavily influenced by Bill Monroe’s style and other old-style mandolin players. He currently plays mandolin and sings lead and baritone in the Boston-based Reunion Band.Accomplished Monroe-style mandolin-player Richie Brown currently serves on the board of directors of the International Bluegrass Music Museum in Owensboro, Kentucky. Richie is associate director of the Museum's Monroe-style mandolin camp and a regular faculty member of Mandolin Camp North. He has several original instrumental compositions to his credit.