At 11:18 PM 5/31/02 -0500, JonO wrote:
>Did Greg play Carnegie Hall? I can't remember.
Yep. See below.
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Date: Fri, 6 Apr 2001 23:55:31 -0700
Subject: [GBrown-L] Greg Brown Carnegie Hall 4/6/01
As one who has traveled to more than a handful of States to see Greg, it
was a true pleasure to walk all of one block from work to see him at
He was the opener for Ani, and as such, played an all too short set, which was:
Where is Maria
'Cept You & Me Babe
Your Town Now
He also joined Ani for her first encore, Untouchable Face. At the end of
the song, which repeats the line "Who am I?", Ani looked at Greg, laughed,
and asked "who is this guy?" Greg shrugged and smiled and countered with
"I don't know that guy." I found it amusing, anyway. Like something out
of the Greg trivia book.
He prefaced "Hillbilly Girl" by saying, "Well, I just have to do a song
about my momma... I just have to..." I thoguht to myself, yeah, any good
boy would do a song about his momma if he found himself on the stage of
And the ruminative chords of '64 Dodge sounded particularly good with those
For those of us in the East, it was a brief, but enjoyable 40 minutes in
the midst of the hiatus.
Ani was superb. And more importantly, her fans were more restrained (fear
not, there was still plenty of ear-splitting shrieking) than I've heard
before - maybe it was the setting, or the fact that she did a lot of
new(er) material. I've always respected her playing, and whereas in the
past I've found some of her repertoire a tad monotonous, she showed
tonight how goddamn well she can play guitar. Simply masterful.
Fern and Brian made the trip down, and after bitching about our not being
able to make it to SH3, we were able to take a deep breath and enjoy what