It's been about ten years since I first heard the lyrics and voice of Greg Brown. It was one Saturday evening at work, he was a guest on public radio's Prairie Home Companion. He sang a stirring song titled "Rexroth's Daughter," inspired by the poet, scholar and the so called "father of the Beats". I was instantly hooked and his music is never very far away.
Greg sings about rural America in a poignant, melancholy, and joyous manner. He is a singer and songwriter that needs to be experienced. I really like his stuff...here are a few selections I found on YouTube--the first two are videos cut together by fans and the third--"Rexroth's Daughter" performed lived several years ago.