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Chastity Brown

Tennessee-raised, Minneapolis-based soul songstress Chastity Brown has an alluring tendency to turn heads and hold audiences captive with her jazz-tinged folk compositions, mesmerizing voice and expressive acoustic guitar. She has released three full-length albums. Her first disc was recorded live on television and her sophomore disc, Sankofa (2009), was recorded solo in the studio.

In midst of releasing her solo works, Chastity and her bandmates, Michael X. (percussion), Adam Wozniak (of Tarlton, upright bass) and Nikki Schultz (backing vocals), have developed a creative camaraderie that yields a groove-based soul tonic equal parts call and response, gritty gospel, and hypnotic vocal pairings. On their first album, High Noon Teeth (2010), the quartet has concocted a powerful combination of roots, rhythm, and blues.

• “Strong Enough,” from The Current’s studios

• The band performs a segment for MN Original

What Other People Have Been Saying...

“…brings to mind a 21st century version of Nina Simone.” -Pioneer Press

“…for those who appreciate songwriter-fueled jazz and a sense of organic greatness in the making, she is nothing short of a massage therapist for the ears and soul.” -Jim Walsh

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