Biography of “Downtown” Donnie Brown
Brown is from Greenville, MS. He played in a band called the Candy Shoestring which opened for Ted Nugent, Rare Earth, Blues Image, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, and played the 1970 Atlanta Pop Festival. Other band members included brother Jerry Brown and Thomas “boogie” Hobart.
Brown and others started the Mississippi Delta Festival, which sparked the Mississippi Delta Blues Festival. Stone placed for Brown on Walnut Street in Greenville along with other blues greats. Played bass with Willie Foster and recorded with him on “Live at Airport Grocery.” Also recorded with Eden Brent on her album “Something Cool.”