Greg Brown | Peterborough

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Greg Brown

Greg Brown

with special guest Bo Ramsey
April 11, 8:00pm

Unitarian Universalist Church, Main Street, Peterborough, NH
Please note venue change.

Greg Brown returns to Peterborough on April 11th with a few new CD’s since his last visit to the Monadnock Region. It may be hard to categorize Greg Brown’s four-decades of music, but one thing is certain.

A river runs through it.

For Brown, the acclaimed Iowa-born singer/songwriter, flowing water has always been significant, not only as a refreshing part of the natural world he loves so much, but also as a clear, sometimes cold metaphor for the ebbs and flows of life.

Brown returns in song again and again to the shores of Laughing River or a friendly trout stream to deal with the modern world, to cope with life’s travails or sometimes to escape it altogether.

Like Hemingway’s Nick Adams stories, many Brown songs echo the theme that when the going gets tough, the tough go fishing.

That’s the case in Eugene, a rambling, six-minute narrative on Brown’s CD, The Evening Call, about the healing power of fishing on the back, back roads of America.

“You can try me on the cell, but most places I want to be it doesn’t work,” he says in the song.

“Sometimes you have to go look for your life,” Brown further observes in his lyric. But “sometimes you gotta’ go not look for nothin’.”
Nebraska State Paper

Brown’s fans will accept just about anything he does. Although he’s not a household name in music, Brown is revered in traditional and folk music circles. His fan base rivals the old “Deadheads” in their loyalty.

Greg Brown with Bo Ramsey on TouTube.

Bo RazmseyIn the late 1980s, Bo Ramsey began a collaboration/friendship with revered folksinger Greg Brown that continues to the present. Ramsey has played guitar on ten of Brown’s discs, and produced/co-produced 1990’s Down In There, 1994’s The Poet Game, 1996’s Further In, 1997’s Grammy-nominated Slant 6 Mind, 2000’s Covenant and 2006’s Evening Calls (all on Red House), as well as 2000’s Over And Under and 2004’s Honey In The Lion’s Head for Trailer Records.

The pair has toured the U.S. and abroad extensively. The past 16 years have brought a dizzying array of cross-pollinations. In between gigs with Greg Brown, Ramsey briefly co-fronted a band with Nashville singer/songwriter Kevin Gordon, led his own bands (The Backsliders and The Middle Of Nowhere), and-or the past few years-has recorded and toured with singer/songwriter Pieta Brown.

Bo Ramsey with Greg Brown on YouTube

Tickets: $27 advance/ $30 day of the show