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"You guys know that road," Pieta Brown told a crowd in Des Moines earlier this month, describing how a row of Missouri warehouses selling fireworks inspired her song "I Don't Mind."
December 27, 2014 As a child, Brown had to connect with her folk singer dad, Greg Brown, from a distance. Now, as adults and peers, their musical lives are intertwined.
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March 23, 2010 Iowa-raised singer-songwriter Greg Brown takes center stage with a set reflecting a career that dates back to 1974. We also hear a piano solo by Mountain Stage pianist Bob Thompson.
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The desolate journey of Orpheus is now a folk opera written by singer-songwriter Anais Mitchell.
March 5, 2010 The ancient tale of Orpheus searching for his beloved in the underworld has been told many times by famous composers such as Monteverdi and Offenbach. Now, the desolate journey of Orpheus is presented in a new way: as a folk opera written by singer-songwriter Anais Mitchell. Hadestown features performances by Justin Vernon, Ani DiFranco and Greg Brown.
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January 27, 2004 Down in the valley with Greg Brown; Indie folk punk from Ani DiFranco; The electronic experiments of Dani Siciliano; Finger-style guitarist Harris Newman and more.
May 24, 2002 Music critic Meredith Ochs reviews Milk of the Moon, the latest CD from singer-songwriter Greg Brown.
August 20, 2000 Midwestern singer-songwriter Greg Brown is both a road poet and a keen observer of the natural world. He says that he likes to think about his work as stories sanded down into songs. His new CD is called Covenant; it's his 17th album. He talks to Jacki from his home in Iowa City. (Red House Records 2000)
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