"If a bullfrog could play, or if corn could sing, they might sound like Greg Brown. Road beaten Gibson in one hand and two fingers of Jack Daniels in the other, Brown travels America and the world much of the year, the way he's done for 25 years and 17 records. He's the folksinger of his generation, and a gifted spokesman for it...
"If you're looking for it, Brown is the real McCoy. He sings so low my boombox was gonna blow a gasket, I had to play the CD in the system in the living room. He sounds like a white Howlin Wolf sometimes, and that's not an easy trick. A man's man and his own man, he's also admired by the some of the best female singer songwriters on the scene, who are recording a tribute album of covers of his songs.
"Greg Brown talks a lot about community, its value and the need to return to it in the face of the acquisitive technological path our country's been on for decades. On Covenant, he also sings about love in a way I seldom hear men do. Love lost, love desired or abandoned, and songs about love that's gone on for decades. These I found truly moving, enviable and enlightening." -- puremusic.com
A frequent visitor to Eugene, Brown makes his first stop at The Shedd Friday, October 7th. Jason Wilber opens.