NOTE: This contest is now closed. Congratulations to our grand prize winner, Ann Hornbeck, and runners-up Isaac Pollard and Michael Carley! Thanks to everyone for listening and commenting. Feel free to keep the comments rolling, and keep an eye on our contests page for more upcoming contests
Greg Brown has long been a fixture and a favorite among Americana audiences, and his forthcoming album, Freak Flag
has been widely anticipated. (It's due on Yep Roc May 10, 2011 - check out Easy Ed's posting of the press release
According to Brown's bio:
Freak Flag (the Iowa native's 24th studio album and first on Yep Roc) was recorded--for the most part--in Memphis, Tennessee's time-tested rock'n'soul incubator Ardent Studios with the artist's longtime sidekick/guitarist Bo Ramsey producing; it features nine Brown originals plus a gorgeous pair of cuts 'borrowed' from his mega-talented family--wife Iris Dement's "Let the Mystery Be" and daughter Pieta Brown's "Remember the Sun."
Additionally--in an embarrassment of six-string riches--Ramsey's trademark atmospheric soundscapes and stinging blues licks are augmented on a half-dozen tracks by studio legend Richard Bennett (Steve Earle, Rodney Crowell, Vince Gill, Billy Joel, Dire Straits, etc.) plus--on the evocative, haunting "Flat Stuff"--an elegant cameo solo by Dire Straits' Mark Knopfler.
We'd like to give one lucky ND community member an autographed copy of Freak Flag on CD and vinyl. (Two runners-up will receive an autographed copy only on CD.) To enter, simply listen to the free stream of the album below. Decide which song you like best, and cast your vote in the comments section of this blog post. Tell us why you think that's the best song on the disc, and we'll choose our grand prize winner and two runners-up at random.
NOTE: Comments posted to Facebook or Twitter, or in a separate blog post on this site, will not be considered toward this contest. To comment on this post, simply scroll to the bottom of the page and place your comment in the comment field. Feel free to vote more than once. All entries must be received by 11:59 pm PST on Monday Apr. 11, 2011. The winners will be announced the next day. Winners must have a US address for shipping.
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