Blue Ringer Story
Blue Ringer is an original Americana band from the Pacific Northwest. Living in the Olympia area south of Seattle, core members are Craig Brown (guitars, vocals) and Deb Brown (bass, vocals) with other musicians joining them in the studio and live.
Blue Ringer’s music is a blend of many different genres such as folk, country, rock and blues. Creating dynamic contrasts that are lush and expansive but also dusty and sparse, Blue Ringer’s sound is sophisticated but with gritty texture and emotional edge.
Craig started Blue Ringer in the 80s while living in Port Townsend, Washington. Their first album So Many Roads garnered both airplay on several Seattle area radio stations and a spot as a featured artist on the AAA station KEZX.
In the late 80s and early 90s, the band played main stages at dozens of concerts, fairs and festivals throughout the Northwest, Alaska and Canada.
Craig and Deb Brown reformed the band in 2006. In 2009, they teamed up with producer and drummer Stevie Adamek (The Allies, Big Horn) for their West Texas Sky record. Several tracks on West Texas Sky appeared on the initial 2010 Grammy ballot. Blue Ringer continued playing live at venues in Washington including the 7th Street Theatre where they opened for double-platinum artist Tracy Lawrence.
The group is now back in the studio working on their 4th project. Blue Ringer released a new single Dustbowl in December, 2018 and plans to release two more in early 2019 with a full album to come later in 2019.