Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown performing “I Hate These Doggone Blues.” Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, who passed away in 2005, was born in Louisiana and raised in Texas. He was an acclaimed multi-instrumentalist playing guitar, fiddle, mandolin, viola, harmonica and drums. I got to meet “Gatemouth” and got his autograph on my birthday one year when he played a show along with The Fabulous Thunderbirds at the old Madison Civic Center. My date that night, a beautiful blonde named Jayce, got us backstage. (Jayce got me in a lot of places!) Anyway, it was fun to meet “Gatemouth” and Kim Wilson from the “T-Birds.” Think I’ll feature them next.