Greg Brown
Bo Ramsey opensFriday, January 29, 2010, 8:00 pm (doors open at 7:00 pm)contemporary folk poet laureate WE ARE SOLD OUT OF ADVANCE TICKETS FOR THIS SHOW
January 29 8:00 pm

There will be some limited standing room only tickets available once the show starts at 8:00 pm for $29.50.

Modern troubador Greg Brown combines down home roots with a poet's sensibilities, his gruff, expressive voice filling his songs with gritty romanticism, sardonic humor, bluesy melodicism, and disarming honesty. Raised by an electric guitar-playing mother and a Holy Roller preacher in Hacklebarney, Iowa, Greg rambled throughout the U.S., running the hootenannies at New York's legendary Gerdes Folk City, working in bands in California and Nevada, and writing songs for R&B legend Buck Ram, before returning to his native state.

In the extraordinary songs he's recorded on over a dozen acclaimed albums, most recently commemorated in a Red House compilation titled Dream City: Essntial Recordings Vol. 2, Greg's lyrics reveal powerful images painted on a canvas of gospel, blues, country, rock, calypso, and jazz—but they should really be heard live, when the humor, warmth, and insight of these songs are multiplied exponentially as Greg improvises on his lyrics, music, and stories, like a jazz man improvises on a melody.

Bo Ramsey opens the night and then joins Greg on guitar accompaniment.

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