Blake Brown, 28, is the singer/guitarist for Longbottom Leaf, performing at 5 p.m. Tuesday at The House of Bricks, 525 E. Grand Ave.
The band has been playing for a few years now. How did you first get together?
I started Longbottom Leaf with my older brother (Erik Brown), back in 2002 after my last band, Cardboard Canary, broke up. We didn’t find our drummer (Jordan Krohn) and bassist (Justin Norman), until 2008. So we had six or seven years of songs built up by the time the band was all together. Last year our younger brother (Cort Brown) joined as well.
You have talked about wanting to put on one- to three- night events. How would you describe these dream shows?
If we could book two or three nights in a row and play two or three hours each night, that would be the long-term goal. We have enough material to play six straight hours, but I don’t think anyone could take that. It’s better to break it up .
With all that material, are you doing any recording?
Yeah. We did a five-song EP back in 2009, and we just started recording some of the new material we’ve been working on the last few years. We have two songs we’re wrapping up now and we’d like to record three or four more before the end of the year. We have about 18 songs to record.