“We are really digging Big Jim Brown and the Speedkings’ latest release titled ‘Richard’ from his album, The Devil on the Other Shoulder. His unique voice is dripping with smokey soul, paired with classic Americana acoustic rhythms and poetic, metaphorical lyrical content. This track is sure to spark intrigue in a vast range of audiences around the globe.”--Wail Music Magazine
Living in a single-wide trailer along that lonesome stretch of sonic highway between the Drive-by Truckers and JJ Cale, Big Jim Brown and The SpeedKings deliver soul-satisfying guitar-based Americana/alt-country roots rock. Lead guitarist and singer/songwriter Jim Brown draws on years of experience to craft a polished yet gritty sound, with songs that tell stories (sometimes true) of characters living on the fringe.
Jim previously lived in New Orleans and led his first band, Sweet Pea's Revenge, from Monaco Bob's Touchdown Lounge (bad) to Tipitina's to House of Blues to Jazz Fest (good). The band put out 5 CDs over a 7-year period and toured the Southeast and Western US, playing much-loved haunts like Judge Roy Bean's in Fairhope as well as top clubs like The Buffalo Rose in Colorado and The El Ray Theatre in Albuquerque NM. They opened for national acts like Delbert McClinton and Government Mule.