NEW SINGLE COLORADO, September 15, 2014
SEPTEMBER UK TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED!
“It’s no surprise that she’s gaining a passionate fan base, and the live experience is definitely where
she’s at. Honest, raw and powerful – she’s a wonderful storyteller and beautiful human.”
“Classy country-soul with a hefty dash of the blues to send a shiver down your spine” Thandie Newton
“Brown has produced the Soul album of the year.” Penny Black Music
**** The Independent
Minnesota based musician Chastity Brown returns to the UK this September with a brand news single and live tour kicking off at London’s Bush Hall on September 17th, 2014.
The new single Colorado is Chastity Brown at her best; full of roots, grit and a catchy-as-hell melody. Due for release on September 15th, Colorado is an ode to the time spent being on the road and her wonderment of the natural world.
Her 2013 album, ‘Back-Road Highways’ gained huge critical acclaim (Independent 4*/Sunday Times Culture feature/Maverick 5*, 4*The Daily Mirror), and was a favorite amongst reviewers’ Top 10 end of year lists. The album’s lead track, ‘After You’ was featured in the BBC/HBO film, “Mary & Martha” starring Hilary Swank, and Chastity was also invited to duet with Michael Kiwanuka whilst supporting him at First Ave in Minneapolis.
Chastity’s style is a beautiful mix of Gospel, Roots & Soul, Jazz, Blues & Country, and it couldn’t work better. Chastity channels songs that are born deep in the American bone, the hunger, desperation and confidence that runs through our times.
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.
Chastity, whose mother grew up in a large Irish family in Boston, and whose father was an African-American jazz/blues musician, was born in the north-easterly state of New Hampshire, and moved down to Union City in Tennessee when she was seven years old. Growing up near Memphis, just an earshot away from Appalachia, Chastity was influenced by Roots music from an early age. When she first began writing music she struggled with this influence as she was not exposed to many Soul musicians writing Folk music. Growing up in a full Gospel church was where Chastity found her voice and passion.
‘Learning about Leadbelly’s influence on Woody Guthrie opened up a whole new world to me, prior to this knowledge I felt alone in the music I was creating. I did not know how to reconcile my storytelling impulse with my Soul-inflected vocal upbringing’ CHASTITY BROWN
SEPTEMBER UK TOUR DATES
Chastity pulls from a diverse cross-section of talent for her live shows, playing with guitarist Robert Mulrennan, percussionist Greg Schutte, keyboardist deVon Gray (who is joining Chastity on her UK tour) and bass player Jef Sundquist (Hildur Victoria), resulting in restless, electrifying and completely enveloping performances that never want to stop and linger long after the last note has quieted. 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.
Wednesday 17th September 2014
Bush Hall – London
Thursday 18th September 2014
Exeter Phoenix – Exeter
Friday 19th September 2014
Chapel Arts Centre – Bath
Saturday 20th September 2014
Victoria Hotel – Menai Bridge
Sunday 21st September 2014
Caroline Social Club – Shipley
Monday 22nd September 2014
The Greystones – Sheffield
Tuesday 23rd September 2014
Band On The Wall – Manchester
Wednesday 24th September 2014
The Atkinson – Southport
Thursday 25th September 2014
O2 ABC 2 – Glasgow
Friday 26th September 2014
Crawford Village Hall – Crawford
Saturday 27th September 2014
Cluny 2 – Newcastle