Real Name:
Gregory Dane Brown
Profile:
Greg Brown (born July 2, 1949) is a folk musician from the Hacklebarney region of southeast Iowa. His song, 'Iowa Waltz' was unsuccessfully proposed to replace the state song of Iowa.

During the 1980s, his reputation was established through frequent touring and recurring performances on A Prairie Home Companion. Subsequently, his work has been nominated for Grammy awards. He also founded his own record label, named Red House Records after a home in which he lived in Iowa. To date, over 200 recordings have been released on Red House by artists such as Pat Donohue, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Eliza Gilkyson, John Gorka, Lucy Kaplansky, John McCutcheon and many more.

He has recorded more than two dozen albums, including his 1986 release, "Songs of Innocence and of Experience", when he put aside his own lyric writing to set poems of William Blake to music. "One Big Town", recorded in 1989, earned Brown three and a half stars in Rolling Stone, chart-topping status in AAA and The Gavin Report's Americana rankings and Brown's first Indie Award from NAIRD (National Association of Independent Record Distributors).

"The Poet Game", his 1994 CD, received another Indie award from NAIRD. His critically acclaimed 1996 release, Further In, was a finalist for the same award. Rolling Stone's 4-star review of Further In called Brown "a wickedly sharp observer of the human condition." 1997's "Slant 6 Mind" earned Brown his second Grammy nomination. In 1999, Red House re-released "One Night", a 1983 live performance originally on Minneapolis' Coffeehouse Extemporé Records.

Brown has an established history for allowing his music to be used to raise funds and awareness for environmental and social causes. In 2005, a live benefit for Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve was recorded and released in 2007 as "Yellow Dog" on the EarthWorks Music label.

In 2007, he was nominated for a Folk Alliance Award in the category of Contemporary Artist of the Year. Brown's songwriting has been lauded by many, and his songs have been performed by Willie Nelson, Jack Johnson, Carlos Santana, Michael Johnson, Ani DiFranco, Shawn Colvin, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Iris DeMent and Joan Baez, who covered his song 'Rexroth's Daughter' on "Dark Chords on a Big Guitar". He is married to Iris DeMent, and has daughters Pieta Brown, Constie Brown, and Zoë Brown (2) from previous marriages.
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MR 52774 Greg Brown (3) - Hacklebarney album art Greg Brown (3) - Dick Pinney Greg Brown (3) - Dick Pinney - Hacklebarney(LP) Mountain Railroad Records MR 52774 US 1974 Sell This Version
Greg Brown (3) - The Iowa Waltz album art Greg Brown (3) Greg Brown (3) - The Iowa Waltz (Album) Red House Records US 1981 Sell This Version
Greg Brown (3) - One Night . . . album art Greg Brown (3) Greg Brown (3) - One Night . . . (Album) Coffeehouse Extemporé Records US 1982 Sell This Version
PHC 606 Greg Brown (3) - The Family Radio album art Garrison Keillor Garrison Keillor - The Family Radio(2xLP, Gat) Prairie Home Companion PHC 606 US 1982 Sell This Version
Greg Brown (3) - In The Dark With You album art Greg Brown (3) Greg Brown (3) - In The Dark With You (Album) Red House Records US 1985 Sell This Version
Greg Brown (3) - Songs Of Innocence And Of Experience album art Greg Brown (3) Greg Brown (3) - Songs Of Innocence And Of Experience (Album) Red House Records US 1986 Sell This Version
RHR 23 Greg Brown (3) - One More Goodnight Kiss album art Greg Brown (3) Greg Brown (3) - One More Goodnight Kiss(Cass, Album) Red House Records RHR 23 US 1988 Sell This Version
21003 Greg Brown (3) - All-Ears 3 album art Various Rooty-Toot-Toot Various - All-Ears 3(CD, Comp, Smplr) ROM Records 21003 US 1988 Sell This Version
RHR 28 Greg Brown (3) - One Big Town album art Greg Brown (3) Greg Brown (3) - One Big Town(Cass, Album) Red House Records RHR 28 US 1989 Sell This Version
RHR CD 35 Greg Brown (3) - Down In There album art Greg Brown (3) Greg Brown (3) - Down In There(CD, Album) Red House Records RHR CD 35 US 1990 Sell This Version
SHED-01 Greg Brown (3) - Clear And Cold album art Radoslav Lorković Radoslav Lorković - Clear And Cold(CD, Album) Shed Records (6) SHED-01 US 1991 Sell This Version
Greg Brown (3) - Dream Café album art Greg Brown (3) Greg Brown (3) - Dream Café (Album) Red House Records US 1992 Sell This Version
Greg Brown (3) - Bath Tub Blues album art Greg Brown (3) Greg Brown (3) - Bath Tub Blues Red House Records US 1993 Sell This Version
Greg Brown (3) - The Poet Game album art Greg Brown (3) Greg Brown (3) - The Poet Game (Album) Red House Records Europe 1994 Sell This Version
Greg Brown (3) - A Prairie Home Companion 20th Anniversary Collection album art Garrison Keillor Regina and 1 more… Garrison Keillor - A Prairie Home Companion 20th Anniversary Collection (Comp) HighBridge US 1994 Sell This Version
Greg Brown (3) - Slant 6 Mind album art Greg Brown (3) Greg Brown (3) - Slant 6 Mind (Album) Red House Records US 1997 Sell This Version
Greg Brown (3) - Where Have All The Flowers Gone - The Songs Of Pete Seeger album art Various Sailing Down My Golden River Various - Where Have All The Flowers Gone - The Songs Of Pete Seeger (Album) Appleseed Recordings Germany 1998 Sell This Version
SFW 40086 Greg Brown (3) - The Mississippi River Of Song: A Musical Journey Down The Mississippi album art Various Flat Stuff Various - The Mississippi River Of Song: A Musical Journey Down The Mississippi(2xCD, Album) Smithsonian Folkways SFW 40086 US 1998 Sell This Version
none Greg Brown (3) - Solid Heart album art Greg Brown (3) Greg Brown (3) - Solid Heart(CD) Not On Label none US 1999 Sell This Version
Greg Brown (3) - Covenant album art Greg Brown (3) Greg Brown (3) - Covenant (Album) Red House Records US 2000 Sell This Version
RHR CD 154 Greg Brown (3) - A Nod To Bob (An Artists' Tribute To Bob Dylan On His Sixtieth Birthday) album art Various Pledging My Time Various - A Nod To Bob (An Artists' Tribute To Bob Dylan On His Sixtieth Birthday)(CD, Album) Red House Records RHR CD 154 US 2001 Sell This Version
GS 101 Greg Brown (3) - Not Before Noon album art Nina Gerber Kate's Guitar Nina Gerber - Not Before Noon(CD, Album) Goatscape Music GS 101 US 2001 Sell This Version
Greg Brown (3) - Honey In The Lion's Head album art Greg Brown (3) Greg Brown (3) - Honey In The Lion's Head (Album) Trailer Records US 2003 Sell This Version
RHR CD 171 Greg Brown (3) - If I Had Known: Essential Recordings Vol. 1, 1980-1996 album art Greg Brown (3) Spring Wind and 16 more… Greg Brown (3) - If I Had Known: Essential Recordings Vol. 1, 1980-1996(HDCD, Comp, RM, 24 + DVD-V) Red House Records RHR CD 171 US 2003 Sell This Version
RHR CD 180 Greg Brown (3) - In The Hills Of California album art Greg Brown (3) Greg Brown (3) - In The Hills Of California(CD, Album) Red House Records Inc. RHR CD 180 US 2004 Sell This Version

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