'Nikos Brisco writes and sings songs about people getting in trouble and making bad things worse because they don't know any other way; in other words, he sings songs about real people. In albums like Greek/Texan his music is as tough and gnarly as it is tender and mournful, mixing the intimate and the epic with strains of folk, blues and a bit of rock wafting through like hot and cold breezes. There is nothing slick, nothing manufactured, nothing calculated about Brisco. In his live performances, he sings like he means it because he obviously does. In 'Greenbelt,' the song that leads off Greek/Texan he sings: 'Remember, first we give our soul/And then we give our bones.' It's an incantation of sorts -- a promise and a reminder to himself that the only way worth doing anything is to do it all the way.' John Freedman, The Moscow Times 2003.
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