Various Artists - Going Driftless: An Artist's Tribute to Greg Brown

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If you're familiar with Greg Brown's 16-CD catalog, you know it's more than good enough to justify this tribute album and the wider audience that the disc might help to bring. Certainly, it would be hard to imagine a better tribute than this one, which features consistently top-notch performances by both well-known and obscure female singer/songwriters. Most of Brown's best tracks are here, and they convey the full range of his talent -- the indelible melodies, the eye for detail, the ability to convey emotion, and the humor that runs through much of his work. Among the highlights: Lucinda Williams' reading of "Lately," which sounds so perfectly matched to her style that it could have been issued from her pen; Iris Dement's cover of "The Train Carrying Jimmie Rodgers Home," one of several tracks here that has the same sort of timeless feeling you get from the Band's music; and Shawn Colvin's lovely take on the lilting "Say a Little Prayer." ~ Jeff Burger

1) Lately - Lucinda Williams (04:45)
2) The Poet Game - Ani DiFranco (07:22)
3) The Train Carrying Jimmie Rodgers Home - Iris DeMent (03:22)
4) Where Is Maria? - Ferron (04:18)
5) Sleeper - Eliza Gilkyson (04:47)
6) Ella Mae - Constie Brown / Pieta Brown / Zoë Brown / Pieta Zoe & Constie Brown (04:17)
7) Summer Evening - Gillian Welch (03:18)
8) Small Dark Movie - Lucy Kaplansky (02:56)
9) Spring and All - Mary Chapin Carpenter (03:38)
10) Say a Little Prayer - Shawn Colvin (04:17)
11) Early - Victoria Williams (04:01)
12) Two Little Feet - Karen Savoca (04:43)
13) Hey Baby Hey - Robin Lee Berry (03:37)
14) Wash My Eyes - Leandra Peak (03:00)

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