Seth Avett - Seth Avett Sings Greg Brown

Seth Avett - Seth Avett Sings Greg Brown

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Seth Avett - Seth Avett Sings Greg Brown

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New solo album from Seth Avett of the Avett Brothers (his first in 5 years), featuring songs written by lauded folk singer Greg Brown, whose songs have also been performed and recorded by Joan Baez, Willie Nelson, Lucinda Williams, Carlos Santana, Ani DiFranco, Gillian Welch, Mary Chapin Carpenter, and more.

For those who may need reminding, Greg Brown is the ultimate songwriter's songwriter. Over a forty-plus-year career, he's occupied the same rarefied air as Loudon Wainwright III and John Prine - a keen-eyed poet and diarist of the human condition. And he's done it mostly on his own. “This is a man who put forty records out because he had to,” Avett says. “He made his own record label. He played the coffee shops, the bars, the little theaters. He built it. He's a world-class artist who did it all under the radar, which is just mind-blowing to me.”

As Avett's new solo record makes clear, this collection is an expression of admiration and gratitude for one of his heroes. But it's also a reflection of his own artistry and ability as an interpreter. Though Brown's songs have been a part of his listening diet for decades, Avett gained a more profound appreciation once he put his own voice behind them.


The Poet Game
Good Morning Coffee
Just a Bum
You Drive Me Crazy
I Slept All Night by My Lover
My New Book
Laughing River
Telling Stories
The Iowa Waltz
Tenderhearted Child

LABEL: Ramseur Rec.
UPC: 793888099074