Consonance 4 days to go!
March 1-3, 2013
Downtown Freddy Brown, International Guest of Honor
Fred’s parents knew from a very early age that he would be involved in music. When he was only 2 years old he crawled up the aisle after a church service to where the musicians were and picked up a violin…and started to blow into it. He was fascinated with all kinds of music and instruments as he got older. He took trumpet lessons when he was 8, guitar when he was 12, french horn in high school & sang in the choir.
So, how did Fred end up with a slightly perverted, twisted sense of humour and a passion for parody? Good question! I think we have to say he was cracked from the get go and fell into filk quite by accident. A friend invited him to Toronto Trek V. "What do you get for $35" he asked? Panels, Dealers room, Movie room, ... the beer was free?
On his way to the dealers room, he heard a guitar being strummed in a room off the corridor. He stuck his head in and found a couple of ladies playing some songs (who? read it in the program book...). He ran and got his guitar and was welcomed into the filk circle and has never looked back since.
Thanks to Downtown Freddy Brown for providing his bio.
Read Freddy's full bio in the program.