[Continuing the ongoing Maxwell's Memories feature here on Hoboken411. Paying tribute to bands that came and played at the legendary Maxwell's at 1039 Washington Street - which is closing for good on July 31, 2013]
Maxwell’s Memories: Junior Brown slays guitar on September 26, 2008
“Junior Brown, country guitarist and singer who invented the “guit-steel,” a hybrid electric guitar and lap steel guitar, was among the great mix of genres that Todd would book which made Maxwell‘s the institution that it was. Holy Smokes can this guy play. He played a variety of styles ranging from honky-tonk and Western Swing to some killer blues.”
Rare footage: Junior Brown sans cowboy hat!
“This may be some rare footage because he‘s performing without the signature cowboy he always wears. Some dipshit stole it from right behind his back before the show, but he pressed on and tore the house down. Good times.”
Note that the video below is incredibly exclusive. And despite the seriously decade-old technology (meaning the audio quality could have been WAY better), it’s still quite nice! Listen on a higher end audio system for best effect (or headphones!)
(Total exclusive video time: Almost 19:00 minutes!)