Known for his personal and intimate concerts, Brown’s most revealing recordings are live. In addition to his release of “One Night”, his “Live from the Big Top”, recorded at the Big Top Chautauqua brings a glimpse of the power of Brown’s live shows. In 2007, he was nominated for a Folk Alliance Award in the category of Contemporary Artist of the Year.
Brown’s songwriting has been lauded by many, and his songs have been performed by Willie Nelson, Jack Johnson, Carlos Santana, Michael Johnson, Ani DiFranco, Shawn Colvin, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Iris DeMent and Joan Baez. Baez’s album Dark Chords on a Big Guitar takes its name from a line in Brown’s song “Rexroth’s Daughter”; that song and “Sleeper” are covered on the album.
Beginning the week of Saturday April 20th, 2013 on Wisconsin Public Radio at 7PM CST and independent radio stations around the country. Get the Complete Schedule Here here.
In this episode’s monologue – delivered from the backstage dressing room with the one lonely little lightbulb burnin’ – Mike talks about why he loves his little Typhoid Mary.
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