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June 20 @ 8:00 pm $20
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Please Note: Proof of Vaccination is required for admission. By purchasing a ticket you agree that you and your guests will comply with all laws, orders, ordinances, regulations and health and safety guidance adopted by the State of Michigan, the County of Washtenaw and The Ark, including any guidelines in place at the time of the show. Attendees who do not comply will be asked to leave. Policies will be reviewed and updated as circumstances evolve in our community. Please review The Ark’s current COVID-related information before attending a show.
Tennessee-born, Minneapolis-based Chastity Brown grew up surrounded by country and soul music. In the full gospel church of her childhood, she played saxophone and drums and found her singing voice and a passion for music. Chastity has been called a banjo-playing soul singer and “a rocking, rolling encyclopedia of roots music.” She’s been featured on CMT and NPR’s “Favorite Sessions, and has been the subject of profiles in Paste and the Times of London, among others. She opened for Ani DiFranco at the Michigan Theater, and she’s an artist who can plumb the depths of sadness in a single note, then release it in the very next breath, merging folk, pop and, soul in a whole new way with a poet’s lyrical ear and a soul-laid-bare quality. Chastity says: “What I’ve realized is that the personal is political. Just by me being a bi-racial, half-black, half-white woman living in America right now is political. Just being a person of color, a queer woman of color, for that matter, is freaking political. … I’m really intrigued by the perseverance of the human spirit and the complexities and contradictions that we embody as human beings.”
Photo credit: Brad Ogbonna