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Just released - live video of Chastity in London playing her new song, "Man & Gun"
89.3 The Current has a live recording of the band's Soundbite Concert from earlier this month!
01. John Mark Nelson - "A Day in the Life"
02. Haley Bonar - "Mean Mr. Mustard"
03. DeVotchKa - "Girl"
04. Chastity Brown - "For No One"
05. Trampled by Turtles - "Baby's in Black"
06. Van Stee - "Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite"
07. Halloween Alaska - "Misery"
08. Molly Maher and her Disbelievers - "Think For Yourself"
09. Big Trouble - "You Never Give Me Your Money"
10. Astronautalis - "Back in the U.S.S.R."
11. Caroline Smith and The Goodnight Sleeps - "Cry Baby Cry"
12. Mark Joseph feat. Reed Grimm - "Baby, You're a Rich Man"
"Jimmy Blake and Olly Douglas present an interview and live tracks from American folk-soul singer songwriter, Chastity Brown. They talk to her about growing up in the deep south, her first European tour and her new album Backroad Highways. She plays I Left Home from the album as well as an exclusive live version of Man and Gun."
Welcome Chastity home from Europe tonight in Minneapolis at Icehouse!
Live videos from Germany and London to be released soon!
Chastity live at The Cluny in Newcastle.
In Kiel, Germany at the second night of Chastity's two sold out shows!
(read a review of the first night here: "Strong Roots, Rich Blossom")
Chastity is off to Europe tomorrow after finishing her recent midwest run!
City Winery in Chicago
Red Barn Concert Series in Northfield, MN
American Songwriter on Chastity's set at the Americana Music Festival--
"Saturday night brought a performance from another young performer who claims Raitt as an influence: Chastity Brown. She presented herself as a singer-songwriter, making a point to say that her hypnotic, down-home chant “House Been Burnin’” was the only song she’d entrusted to a co-writer. But she also brought fresh neo-soul sensibilities and gospel undertones to the Americana table. Brown’s singing never took a backseat, and, at certain moments, the timbre of it—breathy and full-bodied at once—along with her rhythmically relaxed phrasing and fluttering vibrato recalled Lauryn Hill. And it felt really right that those sorts of R&B threads fit so naturally into Brown’s take on roots." -Jewly Hight, American Songwriter
Chastity's showcase picked as one of the top 10 moments at the Americana Festival!
"On the final night of the festival, I decided to only see bands I’d never seen before. As it turns out, my favorite song I heard all weekend was from Brown, a Tennessee native who now lives in the Twin Cities. With an addictive banjo riff and a slow-burn voice, her tune “After You” knocked me out during her showcase at the Basement. She’s definitely a songwriter and performer to watch. —Craig Shelburne, CMT.com
Chastity to perform for "Garrison Kiellor, Coming Home" on September 20!
Featuring Keillor and some of the Twin Cities' top performers!
Tickets can be purchased at the door, on-line (click here) or by calling the Box Office
"Local singer-songwriter Chastity Brown's blending of folk, soul, roots and rock music has created a unique and new sound for the Twin Cities. The talented musician performed in The Current studios earlier this year and headlined our very first Local Current Live! event. Chastity swung by the Minnesota Public Radio booth at the State Fair to chat with Mary Lucia and perform for fans." Stream it here.
with a review of her perfomance at the Bayfront Blues Festival:
"Brown played harmonica, banjo, and guitar. She started out tapping her feet and moved to full-fledged stomps. By the end of her set, Brown had the audience clapping and dancing. There's a difference between standing up to move on to the next show and a standing ovation: Brown got the latter and agreed to an encore."
"This soulful songwriter has been gigging around the Twin Cities for a couple of years. Her new album Back-Road Highways shows why she deserves a national audience. Watch Brown perform the uplifting "After You" live at The Current." To read the full feature, click here.
City Pages Awards Chastity Brown Minneapolis' Best Folk Artist!
"Putting Chastity Brown in a single musical category doesn't do justice to the artist's unnerving capabilities, but at least the platform of folk is broad enough to hold her. With three full-length albums already under her belt and another just released (Back-Road Highways, produced and engineered by the revered Nashville-based record label C & D Music Network), Brown — a Tennessee transplant with her own brand of southern sultriness — brings something unique to the Twin Cities music scene. Her music is forged through an intelligent commitment of soul, blues, and roots influences, each discernible in individual tracks, but what gives Brown her strength and elevates her far above her peers is the palpable emotion she invests in her songs and performances. Brown is not just a folk artist, she is a poet, one who pours every ounce of her life and feeling into her music, one who is impossible to ignore. Her past, her struggles, and her wisdom are scattered throughout her storyteller's songs, folded into lyrics sung in her dark honeyed voice. Chastity Brown is far from easy-listening. Hers is not the record you put on in the background, it is the record you hear once and never forget, and it is that soul, that brute-force emotion, that separates her from the pack."
Chastity featured in the Twin Cities Onion/A.V. Club!
"Attempting to succinctly categorize local songstress Chasity Brown’s boldly style-blurring tunes invariably challenges any music critic, and is likely to leave them either tongue-tied or spouting off invented-on-the-spot subgenre nonsense. (“It’s sort of R&Bluegrass music, kind of an alt-soultry thing going on.”) The simple truth is that pigeonholing Brown’s wide-ranging and joyously eclectic tunes is a fool’s errand, and it sort of misses the point. Recorded in her native Tennessee, Back-Road Highways, Brown’s fourth album, manages to confidently marry the sounds that made both Memphis and Nashville landmark music cities. Even on Brown’s glossiest countrypolitan tunes, her voice aches with raw emotion, while her forays into gospel and blues possess a surprisingly accessible melodic sensibility. The end result is the best of both worlds." - Rob Van Alstyne, The Onion