A rocking, rolling encyclopedia of roots music
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. For much of 2016, she toured alongside Ani DiFranco, and she opened for Ani at the Michigan Theater in April of that year. She's an artist who can plumb the depths of sadness in a single note, then release it in the very next breath, mergine folk, pop and, soul in a whole new way on her Red House–label debut, "Silhouette of Sirens," with a a poet’s lyrical ear and a soul-laid-bare quality. Back from the 2018 Ann Arbor Folk Festival, Chastity Brown is a major new figure on the singer-songwriter scene.