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Acclaimed Hartford Native Banjo Artist Alison Brown Celebrates A New CD

Acclaimed Hartford Native Banjo Artist Alison Brown Celebrates A New CD

Alison Brown, a Grammy Award-winning banjo virtuoso, gifted composer, successful bandleader and savvy indie record company owner, might well have used her fine education — a bachelor's degree from Harvard and an MBA from UCLA — to reap great returns in the world of finance.

After two years working at the prestigious Smith Barney investment banking firm in San Francisco, Brown took a six-month hiatus to focus on her one true calling: her music.

She never looked back. Banking's loss was bluegrass' gain.

Brown, a Hartford native who has made acclaimed recordings and wowed live audiences at top venues from the Grand Ole Opry to Carnegie Hall and at festivals...

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