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Pieta Brown sings with Red House

Tuesday, September 8, 2009 – Pieta Brown, a country/folk singer, signed with Red House Records. Brown has toured with John Prine, Ani Difranco, Calexico, J.J. Cale, Iris Dement and Mason Jennings. As the daughter of legendary Red House artist Greg Brown, Brown even lived in the red house that gave the label its name.

Brown's new CD, Shimmer," will" be released on Nov. 10. Produced by Don Was (Bob Dylan, Bonnie Raitt, Rolling Stones), the 7-song EP is a stripped-down collection of originals.

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Paradise Outlaw CD review - Paradise Outlaw
If Pieta Brown had any reticence about following her father, singer/songwriter Greg Brown, into the family business, it certainly hasn't shown in her stellar catalog to date. Brown has typically leaned toward a more sparsely appointed soundtrack for her ephemeral folk tunes. That formula holds true on her sixth release, "Paradise Outlaw," but her banjo maintains an unexpectedly high profile, as ever present as husband/producer Bo Ramsey's slinky and effectively reverbed guitar lines. »»»
Mercury CD review - Mercury
The first thing you notice about Pieta Brown is her breathlessly charming folk-country vocals. Then comes the irresistible lyrics wrapped in simple, warm melodies performed by some of Nashville's best session guys. By the end of Brown's 13-song effort, it's obvious that she-and this album-is something special. Sometimes playful, other times alluring and occasionally pouty, Brown bounces from the emotive intimacy of I'm Gone to the dreamy, trippy world of Night All Day then to »»»
Shimmer CD review - Shimmer
The daughter of Greg Brown, Pieta Brown is known for her rootsy blending of folk, rock, blues and country. Here, her usual musical style takes a back seat the lyrics of her new songs. It seems like a reasonable approach, given that Brown has a compelling sense of both poetry and narrative, and her songs are well-crafted little stories. Recorded by producer Don Was, the tracks are stripped down to occasional guitar chords, production that lends honesty and intimacy to the project. »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Kristofferson gives insight, but no easy answers – When they say music gets better with age, they're not always just talking about songs alone; sometimes they're also referring to the listener. When Kris Kristofferson sings, "Well, I woke up Sunday morning/With no way to hold my head that didn't hurt," to smartly open "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down," he... »»»
Concert Review: No sugarcoating, Welch dishes out an experience – Gillian Welch (accompanied, as always, by master guitarist David Rawlings), celebrated her "The Harrow & The Harvest" album with a powerful night of music. She apologized many times for the utter unhappiness expressed through this album's songs, admitting it's "not the most chipper album" at one point.... »»»
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