Following his fourth JUNO-nominated album ‘Sliding Delta’, MJB delivers a compilation of classic, pre-war blues and original tunes culled from his critically acclaimed catalogue. CAN’T KEEP A GOOD MAN DOWN brings together various tracks from: Drive On (2001), Michael Jerome Browne & The Twin Rivers String Band (2004), Double (2007), This Beautiful Mess (2008), and The Road Is Dark (2011).
Songs by Tampa Red, Jesse Fuller, Reverend Gary Davis and Tommy Johnson, along with four original Michael Jerome Browne songs in the style, as well as a couple of gourd banjo tunes, share the spotlight on the new album. Previously unreleased song, “Four Years, No Rain” written by Michael and B.A. Markus adds a topical note to the classics on the recording.