Kevin Brown wears a lot of hats. He’s the music director of the Blue Waters Bluegrass Festival. He hosts Spokane Public Radio’s weekly program Front Porch Bluegrass. He’s also a singer-songwriter, and celebrating the release of his new album Heroes and Sparrows with two shows, one at the Bartlett on Friday night, and the following evening at Di Luna’s in Sandpoint. The record is, in keeping with Brown’s interests, inflected with folk and bluegrass, mostly acoustic and delicately finger-picked, and revels in such simple pleasures as the wonders of the natural world and the serenity of your own backyard on a quiet night. The Colorado-based musicians who recorded with Brown — bassist Eric Thorin, Ben Winship on mandolin, fiddle player Natalie Rae Padilla — also join him on stage.
Fri, Oct. 25 at 8 pm • $10 • All ages • The Bartlett • 228 W. Sprague • thebartlettspokane.com • 747-2174 • Sat, Oct. 26 at 7:30 pm • $12 advance, $15 day of • Di Luna’s • 207 Cedar St., Sandpoint • dilunas.com • 208-263-0846
— Nathan Weinbender