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Greg Brown
His mother played electric guitar, his grandfather played banjo, and his father was a Holy Roller preacher in the Hacklebarney section of Iowa, where the Gospel and music are a way of life. Brown's first professional singing job came at age 18 in New York City, running hootenannies (folksinger get-togethers) at the legendary Gerdes Folk City. After a year, Brown moved west to Los Angeles and Las Vegas, where he was a ghostwriter for Buck Ram, founder of the Platters. Tired of the fast-paced life, Brown traveled with a band for a few years, and even quit playing for a while before he moved back to Iowa and began writing songs and playing in midwestern clubs and coffeehouses. Brown's songwriting has been lauded by many, and his songs have been performed by Willie Nelson, Carlos Santana, Michael Johnson, Shawn Colvin, and Mary Chapin Carpenter.  Greg Brown is pictured here September 26, 2002 at The Cedar Cultural Center in Minneapolis, MN.

selected discography:
In The Hills Of California LIVE (2004)
If I Had Known (2003)
Mik Of The Moon (2002)
Dream Cafe (1992)
In The Dark With You (1992)


GregBrown.org
Greg Brown @ Red House
A Conversation With greg brown
Red House Records