Born and raised on the outskirts of Tampa, Florida, J.T. Brown’s southern influence can be felt throughout his catalog, and in his live performances. With a ‘true connoisseur of music’ for a father, his early influences spanned all genres and styles, but lazy Sunday afternoons were spent diving into the deep cuts of singer-songwriters, from the troubadours of Texas to the pickers in the south. J.T. gravitated to guitar around the age of 12, after playing various other instruments throughout his childhood. What has developed over time is a truly unique blend of folk, americana, R&B, soul and rock ‘n’ roll. With well-reviewed albums and a deep set of songs, he’s garnered praise from both critics and fans alike for his identifiable voice and approach to songwriting. J.T. will be appearing at Word of South with chef and cookbook author Kenny Gilbert.