Performing: Chastity Brown
Doors Open: 7:00PM
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She’ll put a spell on you. Sweet as molasses and woodsmoke, clear and burning as summer sun, Chastity Brown casts magic. Her voice brings you to the crossroads with every turn, warms, comforts and challenges you. She is the inheritor of Leadbelly, Nina Simone, Bonnie Raitt and Roberta Flack. She is past, present and future. She is fire, earth, air and water. She’s a natural.
Throw all the genres and hyphenates together you want to describe her – gospel, roots & soul, jazz, blues & country – they are all right, and also not enough. Chastity channels songs that are borne deep in the American bone, the hunger, desperation and confidence that runs through our times. Coming from Tennessee to Minnesota, touring the country, she has had half her own lifetime and million lifetimes gone before to concoct her powerful sound.
Her fourth studio album, ‘Back-Road Highways’ is the best yet from Chastity. She opens with the slow, pulsing insistence of ‘House Been Burnin,’ a cry out for our needs, then follows it up with the rocking blues of ‘When We Get There’ and the plaintive, moving roots of ‘Solely’. Chastity turns it all around and brings out the joys and sorrows of love with ‘After You,’ and throughout Back-Road Highways, Chastity sings it all out, gives us all a reason to keep on going one more day.
A talent like this doesn’t appear overnight. It takes travel, it takes guts. It takes chance, work and luck. It takes love. Get ready to love Chastity Brown.
‘........ she is one of the best performers I have ever seen here ... (and within the top 5-10 of any performers I've seen anywhere!!!)’ – The Green Note, London
‘(her voice ) is a heady mix of Dusty, Adele, Lucinda, Nina and even a smidgen of a young Emmylou and the terms smouldering, smoky and sexy’ - No Depression