Got a Twitter from a fellow saying he was about to buy his first Greg Brown album, and he wondered if I’d recommend one. Pretty much impossible. I’ve got the whole stack, or most of it. So in lieu of that, here’s the approximate text of an email I sent to a friend who recently asked the same question:
Favorite album is tough. But Poet Game is what got me started on him. For a good idea of something recent, I like The Evening Call. And when I was in some tiny town in Panama writing every day for hours and hours on Truck, I listened to In the Dark With You over and over and over because it was the one I had.
Some favorite singles:
Barely touches it, but it’s a start.
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