Greg Brown playing in Reno | NevadaAppeal.com

Greg Brown playing in Reno

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Greg Brown brings his warm and ragged baritone voice to the University of Nevada Reno in the Jot Travis Student Union on Saturday, Dec. 4 at 8 p.m.

Brown is at it again. He never really stops. He rolls out songs at a breathtaking pace – songs that grow out of the music he loves. Brown’s insightful lyrics reveal powerful images painted on a canvas of gospel, blues, rock, calypso and jazz.

He has recorded 12 albums, reaching the Top 10 playlists around the country and earning him a Grammy nomination.

His newest release, “slant 6 mind,” continues towin him accolades and national airplay.

“His voice is a gravel-floored basement full of memories, ruminations, lusts, and last ditch humor…..,” says the New York Times.

Greg Brown is an artist whose songs keep audiences nodding in recognition, whether he takes a wistful look back at an idealistic jeans-and-workshirt youth or a provocative look at life in which most days are Tuesdays. As the New York Times observed, Greg “has a knowing way with everyday details,” and he conveys them with great humor, depth, and beauty.

Opening for Greg Brown is singer/songwriter Stacey Earle. Sister of country music great Steve Earle, Stacey brings her own fresh and vital approach to country music. She sings with a mix of passion and innocence and her sweet soprano has a similar air to that of Nanci Griffith.

Greg Brown is a sellout every year. Tickets are $18 general, $15 seniors and BAC members and $12 for students. Tickets can be reserved with a credit card by calling 883-1976 or can be purchased at the Brewery Arts Center, or the UNR Student Union in Reno.