A gaggle of stellar singers and musicians from Minnesota's roots-rock label Red House Records convened to record quiet songs written by the likes of Nanci Griffith, Tom Waits, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Neil Young, Billy Joel, Carole King, Bruce Cockburn, Jesse Winchester, Don Henley, and Steve Earle. Mireille Levert's amusingly fantastical illustrations focus on the whimsical title track penned by Greg Brown and performed by all of the singers. The whole project has a warm, rich, soulful sound.
Greg Brown is a singer and songwriter whose songs have been performed by Willie Nelson, Carlos Santana, Michael Johnson, Shawn Colvin, and Mary Chapin Carpenter. He has also recorded more than a dozen albums and is a two-time Grammy Award nominee. He lives in Douds, Iowa. Mireille Levert is two-time winner of the Governor General's Literature Award in Children's Literature Illustration and, recently, a finalist for the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award. She lives in Montreal, Quebec.