Dartanyan Brown - Inductee into the Central Iowa Blues, Jazz  & Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame.  

Dartanyan Brown began his musical life in the 1960s playing folk music while at North High School in Des Moines. But after Dartanyan picked up the bass, he never looked back. Despite protests from his parents, he quit school and hit the road as a touring musician. Soon Dartanyan, as he’s known, caught the attention of Bill Chase, whose band Chase was creating a new type of jazz called fusion.  A combination of jazz and rock, fusion demanded a bass player who could play complex cascading lines, and keep up with the drummer. Dartanyan was more than up to the task.

In 1988 Dartanyan moved to San Francisco where he continued to pursue a musical career as player and producer. In 2016 Dartanyan moved back to Des Moines, much to the delight of local jazz fans who remember him from his work in the 1970s and 80s. 


SONG LIST


Acoustic (Vox&guitar)

Jazz Is an Inside Joke

Everybody's Cryin Mercy

Nogales

What's Goin' On

Country Juggler

Strength and Love

American Dream

Mama Loves Country Music

Everybody's Cryin Mercy

Something Inside So Strong


Songs by ...

Stevie Wonder

George Benson

Traffic

Paul Butterfield

Jimi Hendrix

Albert King

Marvin Gaye

Al Green

BB King


Vocals (Jazz-Blues)

Autumn Leaves

*But Beautiful

Darn That Dream

Everything Happens to Me

Feel Like Makin' Love

Here's that Rainy Day

I Thought About You

I'm Old Fashioned

Imagination

Little Sunflower

There will Never Be another You

Triste

Watch What Happens

A Weaver of Dreams

Old Folks

Wildflower

Willow Weep For Me

You Mind Is On Vacation

Nothin's going to be Alright

Everybody's Cryin Mercy

Blowin in the Wind


Country stuff

On The Road Again

Ovando Reckoning

I'll Break Out again tonight

Look At Us

Blue Eyes Crying in The Rain

Strength and Love

Midnight Diamond

Momma Loves Country Music

Key To The Highway

Mom and Dad

Tiger By the Tail