Greg Brown and Friends

Greg Brown, Garnet Rogers, Karen Savoca, and guitarist Pete Heitzman have released “Live at the Black Sheep,” recorded at a club in Wakefield, Quebec. It’s fun to hear this combination–a different singer on every song, and a different back up band too. The songs are mostly somber, but not in a dreary way. The messages express such deep feelings that you can’t help but connect. Though both Brown and Savoca get a bit raspy toward the end–I suspect from all the hard work of a long tour or a long night, the performances are genuine, and pleasantly spontaneous. You’ll hear Karen’s “Nowhere to go,” Greg’s “Milk of the Moon” and Garnet’s “Summer Lightening” in a surprise twist sung by Greg Brown.

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