Yep Roc Records
Folk's most prolific songwriter releases 24th studio album
Includes cover of Iris DeMent's "Let the Mystery Be" and daughter Pieta's "Remember the Sun"
Includes code to download the full album and bonus material
Greg Brown has earned respect from his peers and a far-flung, passionately-devoted fan-base via a burnished, intimate baritone, a seemingly effortless gift for swinging, organic melody and-perhaps most of all — a humble, unvarnished poetic grace that can imbue even the most mundane, everyday human endeavors and emotions with quiet dignity, startling insight and gently twisted humor.
Freak Flag (the Iowa native's 24th studio album and first on Yep Roc) was recorded-for the most part-in Memphis, Tennessee's time-tested rock'n'soul incubator Ardent Studios with the artist's longtime sidekick/guitarist Bo Ramsey producing; it features nine Brown originals plus a gorgeous pair of cuts ‘borrowed' from his mega-talented family — wife Iris Dement's "Let the Mystery Be" and daughter Pieta Brown's "Remember the Sun."
Additionally — in an embarrassment of six-string riches-Ramsey's trademark atmospheric soundscapes and stinging blues licks are augmented on a half-dozen tracks by studio legend Richard Bennett (Steve Earle, Rodney Crowell, Vince Gill, Billy Joel, Dire Straits, etc.) plus-on the evocative, haunting "Flat Stuff" — an elegant cameo solo by Dire Straits' Mark Knopfler.
|1. Someday House|
|2. Where Are You Going When You're Gone|
|3. Rain & Snow|
|4. Freak Flag|
|5. Lovinest One|
|6. I Don't Know Anybody In This Town|
|7. Flat Stuff|
|8. Mercy Mercy Mercy|
|9. Let The Mystery Be|
|10. Remember The Sun|
|11. Tenderhearted Child|