Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown


American multi-instrumentalist (guitar, fiddle, bass, drums, mandolin, viola, harmonica) and singer, who gained his nickname "Gatemouth" from a high school instructor who said Brown had a "voice like a gate". While he has been extremely influential in blues fiddle and Texas blues circles (even winning a Grammy Award for Best Traditional Blues Album in 1982 for his album Alright Again!), his music is an eclectic mix of blues, cajun, country, R&B, jazz, and more.

Born April 18, 1924 in Vinton, Louisiana
Died September 10, 2005 in Orange, Texas