Deseret News: Q&A: ‘This is where it all started for us’ — Utah’s 5 Browns talk hometown show, new music and healing
SALT LAKE CITY — For The 5 Browns, playing piano together isn’t as easy as it used to be.
With the siblings now spread out across Utah, New York and Washington, D.C., piano practices aren’t the spur-of-the-moment get-togethers they were when they all lived in Alpine or when they were all simultaneously attending the Juilliard School in the early 2000s.
Now, practices require forethought and plane tickets — something not always feasible considering some of the siblings are raising their own families.
But as The 5 Browns approach the 15th anniversary of performing together later this year, their motivation to defy the odds is simple: They love what they do and they love each other.
“We hope people … not only appreciate the fact that we’re a family still continuing to perform together and still love each other (but also that we) have families of our own and have continued to make this work,” Deondra Brown, the second-oldest sibling, told the Deseret News during a rehearsal break in Minneapolis, Minnesota.