Words From Nice People
Weekly Radio Show
On Warminster Community Radio
Now Available On-line!
The Roots and Roll Show 8-11pm every Monday.
Go to the
WCR Website at www.wcrfm.org.uk and
click on the Brown Radio.
Classic American Rock 'n' Roll and Pop, Folk, Blues, Country,
Americana, Singer/Songwriter etc including local artists
and musicians on record as well as occasionally playing live.
now have a MYSPACE
MUSIC page set up which has six songs and two videos
featured. Click on the image above to go to my page to watch
and hear me perform.
Nashville Western Custom Limited Edition
to the regular model which has a laminated top. This has a carved
"solid maple" top, 2 vintage Dynasonic Pickups with
Alnico Magnets and has a nitrocellulose finish.
and played by my great hero Chet Atkins c.1954/55. The later
1957 Nashville with humped-block fret markers was played by
Duane Eddy whose sound first made me want to take up the guitar
find myself drawn to the joy of creating music with others.
My first co-writing was with Hilary Souper which resulted in
the album Holton/Souper which contains ten very diverse songs.
I don't think any of these songs would have seen the light of
day as a solo effort. Bouncing throwaway ideas off one another
and expanding these snippets was an amazing experience.
one song with Bob Spanburgh in Nashville has whetted my appetite
to do more co-writing.
I suppose my ultimate wish would be to write
with Roger Cook, who is probably the greatest co-writer of them
is an instrumental track on my album Songs for Sale and was
written with Duane Eddy in mind. Back in the late '50s he was
the only guitarist in the world. It was Duane and his sound
that inspired me to take up the guitar. Duane Eddy and Chet
Atkins are the two guitarists that have influenced me the most
as a musician.
also perform a solo covers club act of goodtime Rock, Pop and
Country of the 50s and 60s with a huge range of songs by Elvis,
Buddy Holly, Hank Williams Snr, Eddie Cochran, Jim Reeves, The
Everlys, Don Gibson, Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis, Ricky Nelson,
Dion and the Belmonts and the occasional too good not to play
newer songs by Kris Kristofferson, Waylon Jennings, Don Williams,
Billy Ray Cyrus etc. etc.
act is lighthearted but the songs are all important. Hopefully
good to listen to and fun to dance to. I use a couple of drum
machines, a miked up kazoo for a sax and a flat-pick guitar
style played on my beautiful all gold Gibson ES295. This guitar
is synonymous with Scotty Moore and his early 50s Sun Studio
recordings by Elvis.
THE MUSICIANS UNION
Nashville Songwriters Association International
Mechanical Copyright Protection Society-Performing
Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
From Nice People
Welcome back to Chico Holton! How we have missed you down here! Still playing with enviable skill. The local music world owes you a great big thank you. Please come back soon.
Third Thursday Templars
songwriter comfortable in all genre's. Chico is a great
finger style guitarist, a lovely personality and the
man who will be looking after you as compere for this
Priddy Folk Festival 2007
extremely gifted guitarist, a good singer, a writer of wonderful
songs (he's also a superb pen and ink artist - what can't this
man do?!) and a genuinely great bloke... and he's just released
some of his material onto an "Extended EP", which
you can purchase personally from him on 2nd February, when he
shall appear at our club to once again pick his way into our
hearts. Can't wait!
The Newsletter of
The Swindon Folk Singers Club
Wizard of Warminster. Roots songwriter mixing folk, blues, country
Camelot Acoustic Nights
Superb singer/guitarist. A favourite with audiences at the Blue
Boar Club in Poole.
-- Talbot Village Music Festival
-- The Acoustic Room
The Albert Inn, Bedminster, Bristol
superb singer song writer. His guitar style is brilliant combining
ragtime and blues.
Old Down Acoustic Club
is such a talented songwriter and deserves real success. One
of my all time favourite songs lyrically is by Chico called
"I can't let go". Someone established should record
it and introduce his music to a wider audience.
(Senior Producer/Presenter/Music Manager, BBC
Folk, Blues, Country, Jazz Guitarist/Songwriter/Singer.
HORSE FOLK CLUB
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