Roz Brown & Jim Ratts

Premier autoharpist, singer and Colorado folk legend Roz Brown has built an impressive career as a captivating entertainer and recording artist, performing and recording classic folk music on his own terms for over 35 years.

Roz started his musical career in the 5th grade when his dad bought him his first trumpet. He played in school bands through high school and continued playing in Navy bands. His life took an unexpected turn after attending a performance by autoharp master, Bryan Bowers, in 1975. He soon bought two autoharps and started using them to connect to the folk songs he grew to love in the 1960’s.

Roz has released five albums, the latest being A Cowboy and His Sweetheart, which was produced by his son, Memphis/Nashville keyboardist and producer Paul Brown. Inspired by his sweetheart, Barbara, the album is a collection of romantic love songs, many of which were originally recorded by Country legend Don Williams. Roz still performs more than 300 dates a year and tirelessly gives back to the community by making retirement and nursing homes a part of his regular touring schedule. Another significant stop on Roz’s regular touring schedule, besides the 31 years he’s been playing here, is the historic Buckhorn Exchange in Denver, where Roz has been for thirty years now.