Win Tickets ($70): Greg Brown @ Revolution Hall | Indie, Folk

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Greg Brown @ Revolution Hall on June 29. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, June 24.


From our sponsors:
Greg Brown
June 29, 2019
Doors 7 p.m., Show 8 p.m. | $35 ADV, $40 Doors | 21+
More info:

Revolution Hall
1300 SE Stark St., Portland, OR

Greg Brown’s 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 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. He has also recorded more than a dozen albums, including his 1986 release, Songs of Innocence and of Experience, when he put aside his own songwriting 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 four-star review of Further In called Brown “a wickedly sharp observer of the human condition.” 1997’s Slant 6 Mind (Red House Records) earned Brown his second Grammy nomination. His latest CD, One Night (Red House), is a re-release of a 1983 live performance originally on Minneapolis’ Coffeehouse Extemporé Records.

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10 Responses to Win Tickets ($70): Greg Brown @ Revolution Hall | Indie, Folk

  1. Eileen June 11, 2019 at 6:32 pm #

    I adore Greg Brown as a singer and songwriter from twenty years ago. I want an update on this talented man!

  2. Susan June 13, 2019 at 4:02 pm #

    Come and taste the summer. Grandma put it all in jars.

  3. Lori graven June 15, 2019 at 5:23 pm #

    I’m visiting my son in Portland from Minneapolis. He introduced me to Greg Brown many years ago and I’ve been a fan ever since and thus it would be a great joy to see this concert with him. Thank you for considering me and since Greg had such an interesting connection to the Midwest where I’m from , I’m a logical recipient. Lori graven

  4. kristen June 18, 2019 at 12:53 pm #

    I don’t know Greg, but I’d like to hear what he has to say.

  5. Jason June 18, 2019 at 12:56 pm #

    My girlfriend is originally from Iowa and yet for some absolutely crazy reason she has never seen her state’s native son in concert. This must be rectified. Please help this cause by making me (and her!) the winner.

  6. Kelsey Smith June 18, 2019 at 2:33 pm #
  7. Richard Peet June 18, 2019 at 3:28 pm #

    Music good for the soul!

  8. Brittanie June 19, 2019 at 12:25 pm #

    Would love this!

  9. jenette June 20, 2019 at 3:13 pm #

    My friend still beats himself up for missing Mr. Brown by mixing up the day a few years back. I’d be a hero if I could give him a ticket, especially since we’d been going to go together.

  10. Robin June 20, 2019 at 10:38 pm #

    He’s great!

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