About Rolly


Rolly Brown is a guitarist living in Bucks County PA. He has been a Nat’l Guitar Fingerpicking Champion and a Philadelphia Music Award nominee. Over a long and checkered musical career, he has been a solo performer, sideman, studio musician, radio producer, and teacher. His musical passions have included folk, blues, jazz, swing, bluegrass, and original fingerstyle guitar. He is adept at both fingerpicking and flatpicking. He is particularly known for his clear, concise teaching style.
Rolly is also an acupuncturist and T’ai Chi Ch’uan instructor, a dog lover, and a motorcyclist. For a less music-centric look at Rollyworld, visit rollybrown.com.

You can listen to samples from some of Rolly’s CDs by clicking here.

Rolly has more than a dozen full length guitar instructional DVDs available as hard copy or downloads by clicking here. There are also downloadable “single song” lessons here.

You can also purchase CDs and hard copy DVD’s from Rolly’s website store. (Hint: more money goes to the artist if you use this method…)

If you’re a guitar nerd, check out the guitar blog as well!

There is a lot of music video and some instructional lessons on Rolly’s Youtube Channel!

Here’s a documentary interview with Rolly, including talk and performance!

And here’s one of Rolly’s favorite tunes:

  1. Hi Rolly,

    You asked me to invite you to Maggie’s 88th birthday party.

    It will be May 15 at 6:30 pm at the
    The Community Education Center
    3500 Lancaster Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19104

    Hope to see you


  2. Thinking of you all furry and smooth …
    happy new year!
    Love Jodi

  3. Dear Rolly,

    I don’t know if you’ll see this or not. My name is Annette Gross. My husband Allan went to Kent State and used to play at the Needle’s Eye along with you and Alex Bevan. We are living in Indianapolis now – and Allan just saw that you and Alex are going to be playing at Kent State in November. We’re going to try to attend the concert. I remember seeing you play once when I visited Allan at Kent. It was at the Needle’s Eye and I remember being so impressed with your playing! Anyway, if you’d like to get in touch with Allan, contact us at grossannette58@gmail.com. I know he would love to hear from you! – Take care – Annette Gross

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