Dr. Randi Nelson
For this blog I am going to take off my white coat and put on my dancing shoes! There is an exciting newcomer to the music scene who is positioned to take the industry by storm.
The up and coming artist I am referring to is Austin Brown. He may not be a household name….YET…. but Austin hails from one of the most famous musical family ever – The Jacksons. Austin is the son of eldest child Rebbie Jackson of Centipede fame and is the nephew of the Michael and Janet Jackson. The 25 year old is set to release his EP this fall and full CD early next year. For his CD, Austin did the unheard of…he released a trailer in May 2011 that has garnered over 5.5 Million views on YouTube. Austin is a multi instrumentalist and his musical influences range from James Brown to his uncles and aunts to the Beach Boys!
Now most of my friends would say this review is biased because I am a SUPERFAN of The Jackson Family and I would rant and rave to them signing the alphabet in a foreign language, but I have been following Austin for some time now and he is justifiably creating quite a buzz. And why not! He is extremely talented, humble and the kid knows the history of music. Comparison with Michael is evident…as one person noted there is an “air of Michael” to his high falsetto and performances although I think he reminds me more of James Brown and Jackie Wilson.
His 1st release off the CD “All I Need” is quite soulful with a modern infectious beat that could bring any clubgoer to his feet!
Austin is poised to bring Soul and Real music back, something that’s been lacking in contemporary R&B. He may be just what this doctor ordered.
“All I Need” is now available on Itunes and for your listening pleasure via his website: www.austinbrown.com
More of Austin – “Slow Down” performance on Global Soul internet TV.