Just One More: A Musical Tribute to Larry Brown
A collection inspired by the works of the remarkable author Larry Brown.
The simple concept of this disc was to put together a mix tape of sorts, the type of thing that Larry would have enjoyed listening to as he drove his little truck into the gloam’ with a cooler full of beer
Renowned author Larry Brown’s business card listed his occupation as “Human Being”. Like many other professional human beings, Larry loved music. He felt music and it showed in his writing. As he moved through the world, Larry got to know a lot of musicians, and a lot of musicians got to know Larry, either personally or through his work.
It is a testament to his writing, and his life, that so many came together so quickly for this album, that so many were moved to write material based on, or inspired by, Larry's writing.
While painfully obvious, we would be remiss if we didn't COMMAND you to read his books and stories. Start with "Fay," "Miracle of Catfish" and keep going...
Just A Few More, A Musical Tribute to Larry Brown is a compilation of tunes by artists who were his friends, fans and peers. With 18 tracks, the album has contributions from a wide range of critically acclaimed artists, among them Alejandro Escovedo (whom Larry performed with periodically), T-Model Ford, Vic Chesnutt, Jim Dickinson. Ben Weaver, Robert Earl Keen, Pieta Brown, Cary Hudson (Blue Mountain), Brent Best (Slobberbone, The Drams) and the North Mississippi Allstars, to name a few. Some of these songs were written for the project, songs for Larry and about his characters, such as Caroline Herring’s “Song For Fay”, exploring the title character of Fay. The album closes with a song performed by Larry himself, accompanied by Clyde Edgerton, another Southern novelist of great renown---and it's a hoot--funny but with a melancholy that won't let you off easily.
From the liner notes: “The simple concept of this disc was to put together a mix tape of sorts, the type of thing that Larry would have enjoyed listening to as he drove his little truck into the gloam’ with a cooler full of beer and an ass pocket of something that burns a little bit on the way down,” explains producer Tim Lee. “I knew him and I admired his work, and you didn’t have to know Larry well to have a keen awareness of his love of music,” he says.
Mary Annie Brown, Larry’s wife concurs, saying, “Larry absolutely loved music. I think he wished sometimes that he had the talent to do music for a living. He always played his guitar every night. If he had to skip playing, he would always say he felt like the day was wasted.”