Greg Brown and Bo Ramsey live at the Foundry |

Greg Brown and Bo Ramsey live at the Foundry

Greg Brown, heralded by the Washington Post as “one of the best songwriters in America,” brings his 25 years of singing and songwriting to the Miners Foundry.

Brown’s songwriting has been lauded by many, and his songs have been performed by Willie Nelson, Carlos Santana, Michael Johnson, Shawn Colvin, and Mary Chapin Carpenter.

Not to mention his singing.

“With earthy guitar work and a huge voice that bellows, groans, shudders, and gives up stories like a centuries-old warship, Iowa folksinger Greg Brown has captivated … for four decades.” — The Onion

Sharing the night with Greg Brown is Bo Ramsey. Robert Franklin ‘Bo’ Ramsey was born and raised in the Mississippi River town of Burlington, Iowa, in 1951. He not only played a vital role in shaping Eastern Iowa’s distinctive blues-rock hybrid, but has continued in his still-vibrant career as a performer, much-in-demand producer, recording session guitarist and “hired gun” in touring bands of high-profile national acts.

Bo began a collaboration/friendship with revered folksinger Greg Brown that continues to the present. Ramsey has played guitar on 10 of Brown’s discs and the pair has toured the U.S. and abroad extensively. In between gigs with Greg Brown, Ramsey briefly co-fronted a band with Nashville singer/songwriter Kevin Gordon, led his own bands (The Backsliders and The Middle Of Nowhere), and – for the past few years – has recorded and toured with singer/songwriter Pieta Brown.

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