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Late Bloomers
photo by Megan Summers

Guitar Duo Late Bloomers (Brett Kinney and Randy Browning) play songs that tell stories: some with words and some without. From a variety of originals to fresh takes on classic and old-timey tunes, their unique style is rooted in a blend of new and old.

You'll hear folk, blues, jazz, and rock in new combinations from one song to the next. Best known as an acoustic duo, lately they've been adding in some electric tunes. Based in Southern Maine, they perform throughout New England.

"Both classic and contemporary ...a standout and highly recommended. "
-Seacoast Spotlight


Presenter Quotes     Publicity Info     Performance Highlights


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"Last night's concert still resonates wonderfully. The audience was buzzing with delight during and after. Needless to say, we look forward to having you back next year. "

~ Wayne B., Phippsburg Community Concert Series, Phippsburg, ME


"Brett and Randy, thank you so much for making our coffeehouse so special last night. You two were wonderful!! All I've heard is just rave reviews. You have such a gift to so completely engage in your music that you just bring the audience along with you. "

~ Lois S., Ashburnham 3rd Friday Coffeehouse, Ashburnham, MA


"Dear Randy and Brett - the feedback about your show last night was outstanding - people really loved you. Thank you so much for joining us. "

~ Laurie G., Simple Gifts Coffeehouse, Nashua, NH


"You're always a delight for us to present at the Mozaic Room. Your generous spirits and good natures shine through each performance, and your shows always leave our audience wanting more!"

~ Steve G., Mozaic Room Coffeehouse, Avon, MA


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hi-res poster (2.5 MB, b/w, .pdf)     lo-res poster (244 k, b/w, .pdf)    

stage plot (.pdf)     hi & lo-res photos (color / b&w .jpg)


Publicity Bios

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Acoustic guitar duo Late Bloomers offer a fun, award-winning blend of folk, blues, jazz, and ragtime.

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Acoustic guitar duo Late Bloomers combine award-winning songs with original instrumentals and a fresh approach to traditional tunes. Their innovative style blends folk, blues, jazz, and ragtime.

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Acoustic guitar duo Late Bloomers (Randy Browning and Brett Kinney) combine original songs and instrumentals with a fresh approach to traditional tunes. Their innovative style blends folk, blues, jazz, and ragtime.

Their music was recently honored with the prestigious "New Folk" award at the 34th annual Kerrville Folk Festival. They've performed at venues including: the Boston Folk Festival, the Blackstone River Theatre, House of Blues, and the Cape Cod Pride Festival. . Dirty Linen Magazine calls them "skillful, charming, and quite entertaining", while Metronome Magazine describes their music as "exquisite and truly remarkable".

More kind words:

"Both classic and contemporary ...a standout and highly recommended. "
-Seacoast Spotlight

"Unconventional, brilliant .... The songs are truly sparkling. This acoustic folk duo have a sound that is unique and a joy to listen to." ***** (five stars)
-Roots Music Report

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More quotes, reviews and interviews are available on the Press page


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Some excellent venues and festivals have welcomed us, including:

The Boston Folk Festival ( MA )
Blackstone River Theatre ( RI )
Cape Cod Pride Festival ( MA )
Elysium Folk Club ( NH )
Falcon Ridge Emerging Artist Showcase ( NY )
(top 5 audience favorites/hon. mention)
Hot Summer Nights Concert Series ( ME )
House of Blues (Cambridge) ( MA )
Imagine Studios ( MA )
The Kerrville Folk Festival (New Folk Winner) ( TX )
Le Salon Du Somerset House Concert ( ME )
The Linden Tree Coffeehouse ( MA )
Mass College of Art ( MA )
The Minstrel Coffeehouse ( NJ )
NorthEast Regional Folk Alliance ( NY )
(Invited to Folk DJ's Choice and Tri-Centric Showcases)
Northern Maine Diversity Festival ( ME )
The One World Performance Center ( MA )
The Peeptoad Coffeehouse ( RI )
Prescott Park Folk Festival ( NH )
Red and Shorty's ( NH )
Rhode Island Folk Festival ( RI )
The Rose Garden Coffeehouse ( MA )
Sanctuary Concerts ( NJ )
The SOHO Pickin' Party ( NY )
Stone Soup Coffeehouse ( RI )
UMass Amherst Pride Alliance ( MA )
UMass Boston ( MA )
The Uncommon Coffeehouse ( MA )


Some of the folks we've enjoyed performing with include:

Folk Duos: Atwater-Donnelly, Susie Burke & David Surette, Kim & Reggie Harris, Magpie, and Paul Rishell & Annie Raines.

Performing Songwriters: Geoff Bartley, John Gorka, John Perrault, and Jack Williams.

Acoustic Insrumentalists: Ed Gerhard, El McMeen & Larry Pattis, Chris Proctor, and Jack Williams.

Audience Favorites: Bernadette, Maria Muldaur, Les Sampou, Tanglefoot, Barb Phaneuf, Harvey Reid, and The Blunt Instruments.