I used to live in north western Wisconsin. It was in the mid 1980's I believe, at WOJB radio station on the res near Hayward, WI, when you stopped to play there for a party the station was having. I was standing outside having a smoke when you pulled in and bummed one off me. You said you played up in Ashland the night before, went to a party after the show and had a really late night. A young native guy walked up and you asked if you could get a beer around here and he said he had some in his car. He came back with 3 beers and we stood outside the station drinking a beer and shooting the breeze before the show. I know you couldn't possibly remember this but it has stuck with me. I caught a few more of your shows after that and continue to enjoy your music Thanks for all the great songs!
Come to Boston! Providence! Fall Rivers (Narrows)! Anywhere hubby and I can drive to see you. Trump can't have "you", but we can...hopefully.
Missing you already. My US holidays have been planned around your concerts for years. (Am from Minnesota) Am feeling a bit lost, but oh so grateful to have see your final show at Big Top with the people I love the most. All the best for your retirement. Will always be listening...Cheers
Dreaming of a Greg Brown night at Red Butte Gardens in Utah...https://www.redbuttegarden.org
Any performances in Iowa 27-29 September? My husband became a fan while in Iowa City 75-79; I saw you perform in Worcester, MA 86-87. Our youngest is now a senior at Grinnell. We’ll be in Iowa for his last Family Weekend and would love to share your music live with him and his friends.
If not, wishing you the best that weekend and always
good very early morning and hey greg, hey greg, hey greg, hey -
this note is to say happy birthday and also to say thanks for the beautiful music and stories and memories. may this birthday bring you and yours much joy and health and strength and peace. may it find you in a place that abounds with love and kindness and summer peaches and cold plums and fiddleheads that choose to come back into bloom, just to celebrate your day. see you soon, will be listening.
always and always,
About 20 years ago my brother-in-law-to-be gave me a copy of "The Poet Game" as a Christmas present. Changed my life. Thank you for all of your great art. Hope you'll come back and play Lawrence sometime.
Still stoned... after multiple decades of your wordsmithing in my ears, somehow no matter how shitty things can be, or just plain any old time, your auditory craftwork always takes me to the stone still center of who I am and love... stoned still in beauty. Cheers!
Been a fan since I heard you on public radio in 1995 while attending Northern Michigan University. Have had the pleasure of seeing you in Big Bay, Ishpeming, and at The Ark in Ann Arbor numerous times. Love your stories and songs!
Bill Morrissey brought me here. Good steer it was, too. Thanks, Bill.