As of December 8, 2003, the video is reportedly sold out.
A video from the April 2001 Solid Heart 3 concerts is now available. The VHS (NTSC format) video is $30 plus postage and handling from In Harmony. Orders received at In Harmony by the end of 2001 do not need to include postage and handling, and they are kindly be picked up by Glenn Stenson!
This is a professionally-recorded and -produced video. Four different cameras were used to record the video and the audio is from a digital recording off the soundboard. It will be about 100 minutes in length.
The video will have the following performances:
The selected songs are the best from both shows, with consideration to the wishes of Greg Brown fans as recorded in the song poll.
Orders should be sent to:
In Harmony 500 SW Madison, Suite 2 Corvallis, Oregon 97333
It may also be ordered with a credit card by phone at 541-753-3960.
[November 2, 2001; updated December 8, 2003]
Greg has recorded songs for his next album, Milk of the Moon, in upstate New York with Karen Savoca and Pete Heitzman and others. The estimated release date is March 2002. Among the songs expected to be on the album are "Never So Far," much requested by fans who have heard it on Prairie Home Companion and at shows, and "Lull It By," which Greg debuted on banjo at Solid Heart 3.
[November 1, 2001]
|As of August 1, 2003, the BarnAid CD is sold out. Thanks to all the Greg Brown fans who supported this effort.|
On August 11, 2001, Greg and others performed a concert to raise money to save an old barn. Now, the folks who put the the effort together are producing a CD of the show to benefit the same cause. It features Greg, Charlie Parr, Jeff White, and The Front Porch. Greg's songs are:
Information on the CD contents and ordering
[October 16, 2001; updated August 4, 2003]
Greg added the following comments to a message regarding the status of a scheduled concert after the September 11th terrorist tragedies:
my love & my prayers to everyone on the list--- garnet [Rogers] has that beautiful song that says in the end love is all that lasts. & that is true, & we have to remember that now. we have to hold hands, & to speak up against hatred in all its forms. we have to believe that humans can find a way to live together, knowing that we are all under a death sentence already, & that our short time here is wasted if we let hate rule our lives. there will be more good days & nights to come, if enough of us keep the candle lit.
[September 18, 2001]
In Harmony is selling sleeveless T-shirts designed by Greg Brown for the Solid Heart 3 benefit. Ordering information is on the In Harmony Marketplace page.
They will only be available as long as supplies last.
[May 10, 2001]
Greg Brown's 2000 album Covenant has won the Association for Independent Music's award for Best Contemporary Folk Album. Congratulations to Greg and the folks at Red House Records!
[May 8, 2001; updated May 10, 2001]
Greg will be part of a show at The Mill in Iowa City on April 1. It's a benefit for the Englert Theater. The Englert web site has more information.
[March 29, 2001]
The auction that will be part of the Solid Heart 3 Benefit event (April 20-21 in Corvallis, Oregon) is being called "Greg's Garage Sale." Many of the items in the auction are being donated by Greg himself.
Artist Linda Whitney has donated her talent to the SH3 auction with two
extraordinary pencil sketches of Greg Brown. Each one is 15 1/4" wide by 22
1/4" tall. She worked from the outstanding 8 X 12 photos that Greg Lyons has
kindly donated to the auction.
The list of items in the auction and a bid-by-proxy form for those unable to attend in person is
on a separate page.
Update 5/7/01: The winning bid amounts are now shown on the form.
The list of items in the auction and a bid-by-proxy form for those unable to attend in person is on a separate page.
Update 5/7/01: The winning bid amounts are now shown on the form.
The "Trivial Greg" contest will be played upstairs at Squirrel's Tavern located at 100 SW 2nd in downtown Corvallis at 1 p.m. on April 21st. The winner of the drawing at the trivia contest will win a basket full of Greg-related items (see photo at right and list below). A donation to In Harmony is required to be eligible to win the drawing, but the winner does not have to be present. To enter, send a donation to:
Trivial Greg c/o Glenn Stenson 3109 165th PL SE Bothell, WA 98012
The basket in the drawing contains:
A similar, but not identical, basket will be available in the auction.
Greg will be on local radio at the following times:
[March 29, 2001; updated May 7, 2001]
In Harmony has announced that Solid Heart 3 benefit concerts will be held April 20 and 21, 2001, in Corvallis, Oregon. In addition to Greg, Karen Savoca & Pete Heitzman will perform again at this year's shows. Details and ticket information are available at In Harmony. Tickets may also be ordered by calling 541-753-3960.
See above for information on other Solid Heart 3 events.
[January 5, 2001; updated April 17, 2001]
See In Harmony's site for details.
[January 15, 2001]
KPIG in Santa Cruz will webcast a three-hour program with Greg Brown the week of January 8, 2001. The FolkScene program will air over the 'net all week, each day at midnight, 6 a.m., noon, and 6 p.m. PACIFIC Time. Greg's segment will begin sometime after the program start time, as they usually play a few cuts from albums first. The current week's program runs 3 hours and is repeated at the specified times. Evidently in the alternate 3-hour segments they air various previous FolkScence programs.
KPIG's Folkscene Schedule
Listen to FolkScene
Jan. 9 update: On Jan. 9, the program with Greg's segment (which is a concert from Oct. 10, 1997, in Pasadena) started between 8 a.m. and 8:30 PST (11:00 and 11:30 EST), so best keep listening to catch this broadcast!
Since previous FolkScene programs (such as Loreena McKennitt and Dave Alvin) are still being webcast at various times, the program with Greg will likely continue to be played after the week of January 8, although the times may be hard to predict.
[January 3, 2001; updated January 15, 2001]
Greg's song "Iowa Waltz" is featured in the movie Jesus' Son which is currently playing in theaters.
[August 23, 2000]
Trailer Records is taking orders for one of Greg's two new albums Over and Under, which is now out. To order use the form at Trailer Records' site.
An article on Trailer Records appeared in the DeMoines Register on December 23, 2000.
[August 1, 2000; updated January 1, 2001]
Greg has done an interview with Acoustic Guitar magazine. It will reportedly be in the January 2001 issue and will include tablature for "'Cept You and Me, Babe."
[July 27, 2000]
Red House Records has announced that they are planning an album for next year which will consist of women artists covering Greg's songs. Bob Feldman's Red House newsletter of June 16 contained the following:
I am personally working on a project for next year that is very dear to me. It is the album of women artists doing the songs of Greg Brown. So far we have committments from Lucinda Williams, Iris Dement, Suzzy Roche, Lucy Kaplansky, Cheryl Wheeler, Ani Di Franco, Nina Gerber, Gillian Welch and Greg's three daughters singing "Ella Mae", one of my favorites about his maternal grandmother. The project is just getting started and I'll keep you up to date to who joins on. This will be a benefit for breast cancer research. We are still researching organizations to work with. So more details to follow.
3/15/01 update: Dirty Linen reports that the title is Going Driftless. The release is expected to be in August or September of 2001.
3/18/02 update: A 2002 release is now planned. Karen Savoca will contribute her version of "Two Little Feet."
Gillian Welch's web site reports that her contribution will be "Summer Evening."
[June 16, 2000; updated March 18, 2002]
Red House Records is taking orders for Greg's new album Covenant, which will be released officially on August 8, 2000. To order call 1-800-695-4687, fax 651-644-4248, or visit Red House's web site.
The album is produced by Bo Ramsey. Greg's daughter Pieta designed the album package.
Excerpts of four songs may be played on the Soundclips page.
[June 12, 2000; updated June 27, 2000]
A small quantity of Winslow Colwell's beautiful poster for the Greg Brown/Ani Di Franco benefit concert is available. All proceeds benefit In Harmony.
To order, mail a check for $12 ($10 for the poster plus $2 for packing and postage) made out to "In Harmony" to:
In Harmony c/o Glenn Stenson 3109 165th Pl. SE Bothell, Wash. 98012
A larger image of the poster is available at Winslow Colwell's web site.
[May 13, 2000]
Eric Gerber does a cover of "The Poet Game" on his new album, Boston by Friday. His web site is at http://www.geocities.com/~ericgerber.
[April 3, 2000]
Greg recorded his next album of original songs in January, 2000. It will be titled Covenant and will be released in on August 8, 2000.
According to Bob Feldman in January, it will have "Dave Jacques on bass, Bo [Ramsey on guitar], Chief on drums and Greg. Rob Arthur is coming in [...] for some B3 organ stuff and then they will take a couple weeks off and then come back and mix and add horns on a couple tunes."
The track list for the album will be:
[January 15, 2000; updated June 12, 2000]
In Harmony has announced an April 9th concert with Greg and Ani DiFranco at Gill Coliseum in Corvallis, Oregon. This should be a wonderful concert and proceeds will benefit In Harmony.
Tickets are available:
The following hotels will offer discount rooms to Ani and Greg fans who mention the April 9th concert:
UPSCALE LODGING: Salbasgeon Suites 1730 NW 9th St. Corvallis, OR 97333 1-800-965-8808 $77/flat 2 double beds or queen bed room $72 1 king bed room Continental breakfast included ECONOMY LODGING: Super 8 Motel-Corvallis 407 NW 2nd St. Corvallis, OR 97330 541-758-8088 10% discount. Continental breakfast included.
[February 10, 2000; updated April 3, 2000]
March Tour with Ani DiFranco and Gillian Welch
Greg will be playing a series of shows with Ani DiFranco and Gillian Welch. It will run from March 7 through March 20. Cities mentioned include Grand Forks, Duluth, Ann Arbor, Kent or Cleveland, Peoria, New York City (Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center), Minneapolis, Winnepeg, and probably a few more.
The following itinerary comes from an Ani DiFranco mailing list:
- Tue., Mar. 7: Peoria, IL [Illinois Wesleyan Univ., Madison Theater, (309)676-8722; tickets on sale 1/22]
- Wed., Mar. 8: Madison, WI [venue info tba]
- Fri., Mar. 10: Duluth, MN [Duluth Entertainment Convention Center, (218)727-4344; on sale 1/29]
- Sat., Mar. 11: Grand Forks, ND [Chester Fritz Auditorium, (701)777-4094; on sale 1/3]
- Sun., Mar. 12: Winnipeg, Manitoba [Walker Theatre, (204)780-3333; on sale 1/25]
- Tue., Mar. 14: Minneapolis, MN [University of Minnesota, Northrop Auditorium, (612)989-5151; on sale 1/28]
- Wed., Mar. 15: Green Bay, WI [Weidner Center, (920)465-2217; on sale 1/21]
- Thur., Mar. 16: Ann Arbor, MI [University of Michigan, Hill Auditorium, (734)763-8587; on sale 2/5]
- Sat., Mar. 18: Toronto, ONT [Massey Hall, (416)872-4255; on sale 1/28]
- Sun., Mar. 19: Harrisburg, PA [Scottish Rite Auditorium, (570)693-4100; on sale 1/21]
- Mon., Mar. 20: New York, NY [Avery Fisher Hall/Lincoln Center, (212)721-6500; on sale 1/24]
The following information has been provided by fans. Please note: This information comes from others and is provided here for those who want to follow up on leads. You need to check on details if you're looking for tickets!
New Park Entertainment 520 N. Columbus Blvd. Suite #201 Philadelphia, PA 19123 Information only: (215) 923-7300Tickets via mail (including processing fee) are $32 each. "Ticketron" is also selling tickets, according to New Park Ent. but I have no contact for them; probably an 800 number. Come out PA fans, lets give him a warm welcome! He was incredible in State College last May."
Ani DiFranco, Greg Brown, Gillian Welch Massey Hall, Toronto Mar 18, 2000 8:00 PM Ticket Prices: 39.50 | 32.50 "FRIENDS" TICKET SALES BEGIN Jan 26, 2000 (REGULAR) TICKET SALES BEGIN Jan 28, 2000
[January 15, 2000; updated February 7, 2000]
"Solid Heart II," shows and other events in support of In Harmony's plans
to build an intergenerational community for children who await adoption,
will take place January 29 and 30, 2000, at the
Unitarian Fellowship, 2945 Circle St., Corvallis, Oregon.
(See below for information on the CD from the first Solid Heart.)
Here is a summary of the events:
Salbasgeon Suites $72 per room (2 person rate)
Continental Breakfast included
Note: Mention you are attending the Greg Brown concert to get the lower room rate.
Shanico Inn $47 single, $49 double (one bed), $54 2 beds/2 guests
Continental Breakfast included
Note: Mention you are attending the Greg Brown concert to get the lower room rate.
Both hotels are said to be nice and include many amenities, and they are conveniently located on 9th Street in Corvallis.
[November 23, 1999; updated January 27, 2000]
For those of you that haven't seen the video in the New England area,
next November 6th , the director/author of Hacklebarney Tunes, Jeff
Ruoff, will be showing it at Middlebury College, VT, the day before Greg
performs in our series. It will be a free showing. Jeff will join the
Middlebury College faculty next fall. If you want information on this
showing of the video, you can contact us in late August or early
September. Greg won't be there, as he is performing out of state on
November 6th. It will be a nice evening to see the video and meet Jeff.
[July 29, 1999]
Greg sings on one track on Ben Weaver's CD, El Camino Blues. The song is Jimmie Rodgers' "Peach Picking Time Down in Georgia."
Other contributors to the album include Peter Ostroushko and Tony Glover.
The album may be ordered from Unit Three Records.
[July 26, 1999; updated July 29, 1999]
Greg is reportedly included in an article in the May 1999 issue of Acoustic Guitar. The article is about the Prairie Home Companion show.
[April 5, 1999]
See the Kate Wolf Memorial Music Festival web site for more information.
[January 28, 1999]
Chattanooga Sugar Babe Norman Blake [Shanachie Records] Slant 6 Mind Greg Brown [Red House Records] Long Journey Home The Chieftains With Various Artists [Wicklow Records] Friends Of Mine Ramblin' Jack Elliott [Hightone Records] Southern Banjo Sounds Mike Seeger [Smithsonian Folkways Recordings]The Chieftains won the award.
Date: Tue, 5 Jan 1999 13:21:44 -0600 From: Publicity <publicity (AT) redhouserecords.com> Subject: Greg Brown a GRAMMY finalist!Congratulations to Greg Brown for the nomination of Slant 6 Mind in the Best Traditional Folk category for the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences 41st Annual GRAMMY Awards. Brown is one five finalists in the category.
Slant 6 Mind is Greg's thirteenth album on Red House Records. It's got a swampy, funky, lowdown sound that ranges from driving rhythms to sensuous folk and back again. The musicians are great and the combination of guitar players--Greg, Kelly Joe Phelps, and Bo Ramsey--is superb. The feel of Slant 6 Mind, especially its sense of place, reaches back to Greg's earlier albums. It evokes the landscape and people that created him--a world he sketches with the artistry of writers like William Faulkner, Bruce Springsteen or Robert Frost. He makes it seem familiar yet also strange; a place we all know, but may never really find.
Since the early Eighties, Greg has produced one great album after another. The past few years have seen his reputation grow as more critics discover his work and more people spread the word. His music also garnered a wider audience when he was nominated for a GRAMMY for Friend of Mine (his collaboration with Bill Morrissey) and when Shawn Colvin and Mary Chapin Carpenter had a hit with his song "One Cool Remove."
Greg's most recent studio albums, The Poet Game and Further In, were exceptional releases that simply amazed critics and fans. They earned rave reviews (including a four-star review in "Rolling Stone" for Further In) and landed on a bevy of top ten lists. They earned Brown his most significant radio airplay to date, leaping to the top of Gavin's Americana chart and charting on AAA in FMQB, CMJ, and The Gavin Report. The Poet Game also won a NAIRD (National Association of Independent Record Distributors) Indie Award and Further In was a finalist.
Greg puts words together like no one else, concentrating not only on their meaning, but the way they sound in his rich growl of a voice. Slant 6 Mind shows Greg as a brilliant observer, imbuing little things with significance and taking down icons with a few penetrating words. He pinpoints the worst in our world and the most laughable, but through it all, he always finds the grace.
The 41st Annual GRAMMY Awards will take place at the Los Angeles Shrine
Auditorium on Wednesday, February 24, 1999.
[January 5, 1999; updated April 5, 1999]
Emergency Housing Project, Attn: Crissy P.O. Box 3146 Iowa City, Iowa 52244
For a limited time, both HM '97 (also with three Greg tracks) and HM '98 may be ordered together for only $25 (including postage and handling).
All proceeds benefit the Emergency Housing Project, the only general-use homeless shelter in Iowa City.
For more information, or if you have questions, please write to ehp (AT) aol.com.
[December 17, 1998]
Greg is included on the Smithsonian's River of Song project for public radio and television that "explores the richness and vitality of American music at the close of the twentieth century." There will be seven one-hour radio programs released in January of 1999; Greg is part of the second program. The four television programs are scheduled for four consecutive Wednesdays in January. There will also be a two-CD set, due out November 17, and a companion book.
Here is the schedule of radio programs on WORT (89.9 FM) in Madison, Wisconsin. WORT is airing the series on Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to noon January 5th to March 2nd, 1999, during the Pastures of Plenty folk program:
January 5 Land of Lakes and Immigrant Songs January 12 Midwestern Crossroads January 19 Sounds around St. Louis January 26 Pledge drive edition: all music from the CD set February 2 Pledge drive edition: all music from the CD set February 9 Memphis Rhythm and Delta Blues February 16 Raisin' the Roof Down South February 23 Where Music Is King March 2 The Beat of New Orleans
Note: The days and times will be different on other stations! Check with your local station.
Greg sings "Flat Stuff" (recorded 7/29/97) during the second program.
WHA-TV (Madison PBS television station) is carrying it Monday Jan 11, 1999, at 11 p.m., and the next 3 Mondays. Greg will appear in the TV version as well, in the first episode, which covers Northern Minnesota to Iowa. Again, check the schedule of your local PBS television station for its broadcast times.
[November 10, 1998; updated December 15, 1998]
In response to many requests, Red House is about to re-issue on CD the long-unavailable LP One Night.... From Bob Feldman:
Here are the final new tracks on One Night. These tapes have been missing for years so we were very thrilled to find them. These songs did not make the original album due to lp time constraints. I still have the ticket stub to this concert in 1982. I was completely blown away. It was the first or second time that I ever saw Greg play. One Night will finally come out in May . We added:From Greg's liner notes for One Night...:Ships Heart of My Country Banjo Moon All the Little Places around the Town Butane Lighter bluesOnly two of the sixteen songs have appeared on Gregs other units. Greg drew the cover.
One night there was a little Gibson guitar, chewed up by fifty years of
travels. A Nick Lucas model.
No tulips around though. Fallen leaves on the West Bank streets. A hack actor in the White House. A woman called my name from a dark doorway. I could smell the Mississippi. I just drove in from South Dakota. A few days later an early blizzard would bring down branches all over the midwest. My pack was full of notebooks--poems & songs. I went over to the doorway. It led up to a room above the street. Up there I unpacked the Gibson & someone brought me a cup of irish coffee. I sang some songs. Later there was a wild dance--Willie Murphy at the 400 Bar. The night leaned this way & that & finally fell all the way over. We crawled out of the bathtub. I had a decent car for a change, & next day I drove back fast to South Dakota.
[December 2, 1998; updated April 15, 1999]
Greg was on National Public Radio's new show Anthem on Saturday, February 6, 1999. Greg performed these songs, with Bo Ramsey:
First Hour: Slow Food Mose Allison Played Here Just by Myself Second Hour: Small Dark Movie Speaking in Tongues Two Little Feet
See http://www.npr.org/programs/anthem/thisweek/1999/990206.html for more information about the show, including audio files.
[October 26, 1998; updated February 17, 1999]
Greg latest album, Slant Six Mind, was released by Red House Records on October 21, 1997. It is in stores and may be ordered by phone from Red House Records.
Greg (right) and guitarist Bo Ramsey -->
Slant Six Mind was Greg's original working title for this album. For a while, the planned title changed to Speaking in Tongues; then it was switched back.
Here is Red House's promotional announcement:
Date: Wed, 22 Oct 1997 14:22:01 -0400 (EDT) From: RHRPUB (AT) aol.com Subject: Red House Release/Greg BrownIt's time for Red House Records' last release of 1997. It's the one everybody's been waiting for:
Greg Brown is at it again. He never really stops. He rolls out songs at a breathtaking pace--songs that grow out of the music he loves: old country, blues, folk, gospel; songs that draw from the spirit of his parents, grandparents and children, the craziness and beauty around him, and the souls that weave in and out of his life.
"Slant 6 Mind" is Greg's thirteenth album on Red House Records. It's got a swampy, funky, lowdown sound that ranges from driving rhythms to sensuous folk and back again. The musicians are great and the combination of guitar players--Greg, Kelly Joe Phelps, and Bo Ramsey--is superb. The feel of "Slant 6 Mind," especially its sense of place, reaches back to Greg's earlier albums, like "Down in There." It evokes the landscape and people that created him--a world he sketches with the artistry of writers like William Faulkner, Bruce Springsteen or Robert Frost. He makes it seem familiar yet also strange; a place we all know, but may never really find.
Since the early Eighties, Greg has produced one great album after another. The past few years have seen his reputation grow as more critics discover his work and more people spread the word. His music also garnered a wider audience when he was nominated for a Grammy for "Friend of Mine" (his collaboration with Bill Morrissey) and when Shawn Colvin and Mary Chapin Carpenter had a hit with his song "One Cool Remove." Last summer, his song "Sadness" was featured on the soundtrack for the indie film "Dream with the Fishes" and the music video had major rotation on M2. This week his song "Our Little Town" was featured on "Touched By An Angel."
Greg's most recent studio albums, "The Poet Game" and "Further In," were exceptional releases that simply amazed critics and fans. They earned rave reviews (including a four-star review in "Rolling Stone" for "Further In") and landed on a bevy of top ten lists. They earned Brown his most significant radio airplay to date, leaping to the top of Gavin's Americana chart and charting on AAA in FMQB, CMJ, and The Gavin Report. "The Poet Game" also won a NAIRD (National Association of Independent Record Distributors) Indie Award and "Further In" was a finalist.
As "Slant 6 Mind" demonstrates, Greg puts words together like no one else, concentrating not only on their meaning, but the way they sound in his rich growl of a voice. And it's a growl that reaches into every part of you and won't let go. "Slant 6 Mind" is also an astonishingly sexy album, which should hardly surprise any of his fans. As Keith Goetzman wrote in the "Twin Cities Reader," Greg's music "is sensuous and silken, made between the sheets like we all were." Most of all, "Slant 6 Mind" shows Greg as a brilliant observer, imbuing little things with significance and taking down icons with a few penetrating words. He pinpoints the worst in our world and the most laughable, but through it all, he always finds the grace.
"Four Stars. A wickedly sharp observer of the human condition." --Rolling Stone "A wise old bullfrog philosophizing in a fogbank... Brown's lyrics can be witty as John Hiatt's and as political as a Rock the Vote promo." --People "Memo to the folks at the MacArthur Foundation: Give Greg Brown a genius grant!" --The Utne Reader
For more information contact:
Here is some additional information, from Red House president Bob Feldman:
[Date: Wed, 23 Jul 1997 22:20:45 -0400 (EDT)]
The new unit is now scheduled for an October 21 release date.
It will be available sometime in September through Red House (800-695-4687) and a few of Greg's shows. It is now being called "Slant Six Mind", which was Greg's original working title. We've been working our butts off trying to meet release dates for the fall units.
See ya, Bob Feldman
[Date: Thu, 13 Mar 1997 09:08:42 -0500 (EST)]
I just drove up from the Greg recording sessions. He simply amazes me. Like Bo says"Buckle up your seat belts for this one". We recorded about 11 tunes in three days. Listening to the tapes on the 50 mile drive home I didn't want to stop the car. Everyone has had a blast. Kelly just stayed one day and killed a couple tunes. He is in Santa Cruz recording with Martin Simpson for a new instrumental album we are doing with Martin. (Martin is simply the best guitarist on the planet. Check out his new "Live album".). Greg is totally on and into it. He's got a new tune called "Speaking in Tongues". He wrote it in the car driving out in Oregon last week. When he got done singing in the studio we all just stood up clapping in awe. The Mose Allison tune turned out great (Bo laughed so hard he was crying) and he did the definitive "Billy from the Hills.
Lots of great songs and a real out in the deep woods vibe. It was great having Dave Moore play on a few songs it has been along time since he played on a Greg unit. I hope we talked him into getting in the studio soon. Al Murphy (a fiddle player from Iowa who played on Iowa Waltz and Down In There) is coming up with Bob Black to record two more tunes and finish up the unit. Ya'll are going to like this one.
See ya, Bob Feldman
[Date: Sat, 8 Mar 1997 18:52:45 -0500 (EST)]
We are going into the studio on Monday. I'm very excited about this batch of songs. Kelly Joe Phelps and Bo Ramsey will be there along with Gordy Johnson and a guy from Nashville they call the anti-drummer, and The Black brothers from Iowa. Dave Moore is also going to play on a couple tunes. Tom Tucker will engineer. Greg said he'd like to really tour after this one comes out. He is calling it "Slant Six Mind". By the way, Kelly Joe Phelps is working on a new album. See ya, bob Feldman
The CD is available by mail for $15 (which includes $3 shipping and handling) from:
Emergency Housing Project, Attn: Julia Rembert P.O. Box 3146 Iowa City, Iowa 52244The CD is also available in Iowa City for $12 at Prairie Lights Books at 15 S. Dubuque Street.
Almost $10 from each disc goes to benefit the Emergency Housing Project (ehp (AT) aol.com), a homeless shelter.
For more information, see the Trailer Records web site at www.trailer-records.com/profiles/previews/11_pre.html.
WERU in East Orland, Maine, has issued a CD that includes a concert track by Greg Brown. The CD is simply called WERU'S First CD.
To order copies send $15.00 plus $1.00 for shipping to:
WERU-FM P.O. Box 170 East Orland, ME 04431-8961 phone 207-469-6600 weru (AT) weru.org
The CD features contributions from mostly Maine performers, from Live from Studio A programs, with a few exceptions. Greg's "Slow Food" was recorded live at a benefit concert he played for the station in April 1997.
[Greg went] into the studio In early May  to record his new unit. Randy Sabien will play mandolin & violin, Kelly Jo Phelps is on slide guitar and Gordy Johnson on bass. The songs are sweet and it will include "[Where Is] Maria", "China" and [ten] others. Tom Tucker will engineer at Pachyderm studios in Mankato, MN. It's a nice studio out in the woods and all the musicians will stay out there during the recording. The working title is "Further In".
Greg's new album "Further In" will be released in September [the 24th] and on October 28 we will have an album release concert here in Mpls. at the Guthrie theater with all the musicians. Kelly Joe Phelps will open and then join Greg. The Guthrie seats about 1400 people but is extremely intimate. Hope you can make it. It should be a good time.
[Update, June 1996:]
We just got done mixing Greg's new CD _Further In_ last night. I spent most of the day today sequencing the songs for the album. What a joy! It's a very warm romantic album. I think everyone is going to be knocked out by this one.
The CD will include these songs:
Small Dark Movie Think about You Two Little Feet Hey, Baby, Hey China Where Is Maria? If You Don't Get It at Home You Can Always Come to Me Someday When We're Both Alone Not High Further In If I Ever Do See You AgainWe are aiming for a national release in September. The National release will be in late September [the 24th]. For those who are interested in mail order we have been taking orders for a month already. We will have the CD's and cassettes on August 15th for Europe and mail order @1-800-695-4687. Sorry if this sounds like a commercial but I knew that ya'll would be interested. I can't stop listening to it. I'll be curious to hear what you all think. See ya,
[Update, August 1996:]
The musicians, beside Greg, are Kelly Joe Phelps on slide guitar, Dean Magraw on acoustic guitar, Bo Ramsey on electric guitar, Gordy Johnson on acoustic bass, Randy Sabine on fiddle and mandolin, and Kate MacKenzie on vocals.
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