"A wickedly sharp observer of the human condition." — Rolling Stone
One of American folk music's most prolific and profound singer/songwriters of the past three decades, GREG BROWN has earned respect from his peers and a far-flung, passionately-devoted fan-base via a burnished, intimate baritone, a seemingly effortless gift for swinging, organic melody and--perhaps most of all--a humble, unvarnished poetic grace that can imbue even the most mundane, everyday human endeavors and emotions with quiet dignity, startling insight and gently twisted humor.
With roots in small town Iowa, Greg Brown's rich folk style is heavily influenced by his origins growing up in the Hacklebarney section of Iowa, where the Gospel and music are a way of life. His mother played electric guitar, his grandfather was a banjo player and his father was a holy roller preacher. Brown's songwriting has been lauded by many, and his songs have been covered by Willie Nelson, Carlos Santana, Joan Baez, Mary Chapin Carpenter and more. At the personal request of Jeff Bridges, Brown also contributed songs for Bridges' Oscar-Winning role in the film Crazy Heart. Ultimately, Brown is a storyteller who moves his audiences with his warmth, humor and deeply human musical vision. Rolling Stone's four-star review of Further In called Brown "a wickedly sharp observer of the human condition." 1997's Slant 6 Mind (Red House Records) earned Brown his second Grammy nomination.