If there is a poet laureate for Iowa, or perhaps the Midwest in general, it should be Greg Brown. On this album from '94, Brown's unique spin of poetry and storytelling begins with a flashback to riding in his parents' "Brand New '64 Dodge", and the loss of faith and innocence America felt that year. From there he describes life in a typical American "Boomtown", offers a unique comparison between "Jesus and Elvis", and reflects on young love, lost friends, and modern-day America in the title track. Celebrate Greg Brown's July 2nd birthday with us and this gem that has held up quite well these past 20 years, Monday night.
Monday Night June 30th at 8pm: GREG BROWN - The Poet Game
By Martin Anderson • Jun 27, 2014