Thu 01 Jan 1970
Throw all the genres and hyphenates together you want to describe her indie, roots and soul, rock, blues and country they are all right, and also not enough.
Chastity Brown writes songs that are carried deep in the American psyche, the hunger, desperation and confidence that runs through our times. Coming from Tennessee to Minnesota, touring the country, touring Europe, she has had half her own lifetime and million lifetimes gone before her to concoct her powerful sound. She’s been hailed by NPR, CMT, American Songwriter, The London Times, and Paste Magazine as a songwriter to watch, and has recently shared the stage with Michael Kiwanuka, Mike Doughty, and Leon Russell.
Chastity pulls from a diverse cross-section of talent for her live shows, playing with Robert Mulrennan (guitarist/producer), keyboardist deVon Gray (Brother Ali), bass player Jef Sundquist, and percussionist Greg Schutte (Mickey Hart), resulting in restless, electrifying and enveloping performances.
A heady mix of Dusty, Adele, Lucinda, Nina and even a smidgen of a young Emmylou and the terms smouldering, smoky and sexy will be used ad-infinitum. Stunningly beautiful. ?????
Its no surprise that shes gaining a passionate fan base, and the live experience is definitely where shes at. Honest, raw and powerful shes a wonderful storyteller and beautiful human.
Chastity Brown is that rarity, an R&B singer not in thrall to the diva delusion. Her folk-blues style instead comes from an earthier tradition…languid slide guitar and a ghostly burr of organ underscore House Been Burnin, while fellowship for the foreclosed and abandoned in When We Get There is evoked in Dylanesque harmonica and the way her voice cracks on the highest notes. Songs of return and redemption predominate.