A lifelong student of the guitar, Rolly Brown has been a National Fingerpicking Champion (1980), a Philadelphia Music Award nominee, a solo performer, teacher, and sideman for many well-known artists. Over the past 48 years, folk, blues, ragtime, bluegrass, country, & jazz have each been his passions. Acoustic Guitar magazine calls Rolly’s guitar sound “an exceptionally melodic, articulate playing style that takes full advantage of the acoustic guitar’s beautiful tone.” Wise sage Bennett Hammond says, “He’s the real deal, the gen-you-wine article, the guitar picker’s guitar picker.” Blues master Andy Cohen (who IS prone to hyperbole) told Rolly, “Dammit, you are the best that ever was. You may quote me.”
Rolly has been teaching at Kamp since the early days and has always made new friends and fans.