Seen in many ways as a legend, Iowa's Greg Brown is no stranger to neighboring Minnesota. The folk hero and co-founder of Red House Records (along with the late Bob Feldman) is widely known in the Midwest and abroad for his signature deep-as-the-Mississippi voice and subject matter that runs through a multitude of emotions, personal and political. Brown's clean, affecting guitar style can be at times warmly stark or awash with fiddle, mandolin, or harmonica as he melds country and blues into his own distinct sound. This night of music is well suited to the Fitzgerald's intimate theater setting—not to mention its ties to A Prairie Home Companion, where Brown was a recurring performer back in the early '80s. With local atmospheric folk-rock duo the Pines.
Fri., May 2, 8 p.m., 2008