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Alison Brown

Alison Brown has taken an unlikely path in establishing herself as one of the most critically acclaimed banjoists in the world. One of the more multi-faceted minds in roots music, Alison is a former investment banker (with an AB from Harvard and an MBA from UCLA), a Grammy winner, USA Artists fellow and co-founder of Nashville-based Compass Records Group which is home to the Compass Records, Red House Records, Green Linnet and Mulligan Records catalogs.

In 2015, Alison received the Distinguished Achievement Award from the International Bluegrass Music Association for the furtherance of bluegrass music. In 2019 she will become the newest inductee into the American Banjo Museum’s Hall of Fame for Five String Banjo Performance. Alison’s current album, The Song of the Banjo, has been described as a love song to her chosen instrument with Alison “shining thanks to her skilled playing, imagination and purity of heart” (Downbeat Magazine).