Pieta Brown

folk roots run deep for alt-country songstress

Tracy Chipman

Brown gets down.
 
Brown gets down.

Rootsy chanteuse Pieta Brown is a contemporary singer-songwriter whose unique blend of alt-country, folk, Americana, blues, and indie-rock speaks to music fans around the planet. Her earnest voice and hauntingly unmistakable style ring true on her current album, All in One, which was released last April. Pieta’s musical hero Iris DeMent is a fan, saying she is “the best poet I’ve heard in a long damn time.” An artist with cross-genre appeal, Pieta has toured with diverse artists such as John Prine, Ani Difranco, Calexico, J.J. Cale, and Mason Jennings. The BBC says “Self-styled poetess, folk goddess, and country waif, Pieta’s music resonates with a seductive simplicity and lyrical grace.” Her album Remember the Sun was named one of the best albums of 2007 by the Wall Street Journal. The daughter of two preacher’s kids had an upbringing on the rolling prairie-lands of Iowa, where Pieta’s father exposed her to traditional and rural folk music. Her father was folk legend Greg Brown. Later, during her formative years, while living with her mother in Alabama, Pieta called upon and expanded these influences and began writing poetry and composing instrumental songs on piano. Drawing on her travels and the many places she’s called home, Pieta writes story songs with stunning landscapes and rich characters. Coloring the storylines is an abiding integrity to folk and blues beyond her years. Advance tickets available at The Local Store.

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