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Chuck Brown, popularly known as the “Godfather of Go-Go,” has been making music in and around Washington, D.C. for four decades. I filmed Mr. Brown before a show in the parking lot behind the Ram’s Head Tavern in historic downtown Annapolis on March 17, 2008—-St. Patrick’s Day. Though Mr. Brown had a green feather tucked into his fedora, he felt compelled to acknowledge that he wasn’t wearing a green article of clothing as this holiday proscribes.

“I almost wore my green boots,” he explained.