I only recently came upon this fine track ( don’t even know which album the original can be found on). Given that it’s indeed cold, dark and wet outside where I live, I thought it fitting to post this today.
Also, Bo Ramsey (as usual) kills it on lead guitar – no lead guitarist I know can say so much with so few notes. Outstanding.
As an additional plus, the video and audio quality in this video are excellent (there are more Greg Brown videos of this gig from the same user, do yourself a favour and check them out also if you like this).
Her Bright Smile Haunts Me Still has been a fave song of mine for a long time, ever since hearing Cordelia’s Dad’s storming version (from their self titled 1990 album, well worth checking out imo), my version sounds nothing like that one though, but I enjoyed learning it a lot.
My version of Samantha Crain’s excellent song ‘Joey’ off her 2020 album ‘A Small Death’ – if you haven’t done so already, please check out her version on YouTube (the studio version) which is naturally far better than mine, especially the vocals and the arrangement. The song is well above my vocal range, but I had to give it a try anyway, I love it.
Although I knew Greg Browns music before the concert I saw of him playing with his long-time musical partner Bo Ramsey in his home-state of Iowa
I hadn’t heard Here In The Going Going Gone before. I loved this song from the moment I heard it in that show and it actually made me pick up the guitar again after about 20 years of not playing. So I had to record a version someday and am glad I did, although it’s obviously far inferior to his.