So Brown asked about a couple of them playing The Traveling Wilburys' "Handle with Care."
Tweedy said OK, and eight songs into his set, he invited Brown, Jeff Wolniakowski and Kris Erickson to join him.
"I'd practiced like crazy," Brown said.
When the time came, Brown played and sang one of the leads, while Tweedy played along and sang the chorus. Brown said it was an amazing moment but over in a flash.
Tweedy finished his set, mingled a bit, signed autographs (including Brown's guitar) and referred to Brown and his friends as The Dingleburys.
"I'm pretty certain it was a term of endearment," Brown added.
Tweedy went home, but the people at the house stuck around and played music for a while.
While he said it was just an incredible experience to meet someone whose music he admired so much, Brown said what really stuck with him was how the music had brought them all together.
"I've known some of these people for 10 years," he said. "They came from all over the country, from San Francisco, New York, Maryland, Oklahoma and Texas."
Brown didn't say he had plans to embark on some kind of music career of his own.
"I've played guitar for year. I've always just strummed on it, played it for fun, but I've never ever played it in public."
But it was an amazing experience.
"The crowd was singing along, and I really felt the support of the people in the room. It was just an amazing experience. I don't know how you top it."Reach Bill Lynch at ly...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-5195.