Steve “Dandy” Brown is a producer, singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist best known for his work with the bands Hermano, Orquesta del Desierto, John Garcia, and his solo releases. Born in Hamilton, Ohio, and currently residing in Joshua Tree, California, Brown first cut his teeth writing and performing with Greg Dulli (Afghan Whigs) in their seminal 1980’s midwestern rock band, The Black Republicans. From there, he continued to write, perform and session in the greater Cincinnati area with a variety of musicians focusing upon a wide spectrum of musical genres. Using that experience, he opened Suretone Recording Studio in Clifton, Ohio, where he produced and engineered the albums of dozens upon dozens of regional artists throughout the 1990’s. By the end of the decade, Brown produced and wrote the majority of music for the first Hermano album, Only a Suggestion. With the release of the first Hermano album, he pulled up his midwestern roots and moved to the desert of southern California where he formed and produced Orquesta del Desierto. Continuing dual duties in both Hermano and Orquesta del Desierto, he spent the first decade of the 21st century touring and producing albums with both groups. Currently recording in the hi desert, new DB music and video are set for release in early 2017.