7:30 Friday August 3rd at the Pioneer Place on Fifth, St. Cloud MN
Greg Brown is the bard of rural Midwestern (especially Iowan) life. In a career that stretches back to the hootenanny 1960’s, he has played every kind of venue from coffee houses to concert halls; written weekly songs-to-order for “A Prairie Home Companion”; started Red House Records; made lots of albums (something like two dozen); and seen his tunes covered by artists ranging from Willie Nelson to Joan Baez to Carlos Santana to Ani Di Franco to Jeff Bridges (in “Crazy Heart”). Brown has said, “I don’t know where the music comes from or where it’s going.” Come to the concert and watch it pass through on its way to wherever.
“Iowa’s great gravel-road poet”—Chris Riemenschneider, Minneapolis Star Tribune
“The molasses voice, the tempered twists of tale, the gentle humor and the heart—a heart brimming like a slow river after a summer rain—draw you into this circle, to sit a while, to remember.”—Cecil Bothwell, Mountain Xpress
“Just your ordinary itinerant Iowa Zen beatnik folkie, with voice so deep, rutted and dark it seems as if it’s slathered up out of some primordial ooze, singing about the poet Kenneth Rexroth, slant-six engines and the wind-swept corners of Iowa and Kansas.” –Peter Appelborme, New York Times.
Tickets are available at the Pioneer Place Box Office.