Pieta Brown is a striking poet-songwriter with a haunting voice and an unmistakable style. Her unique blend of alt-country, folk, blues and indie-rock speaks to music fans around the world and has garnered rave reviews from the likes of the BBC and Boston Globe, as well as a variety of hip music blogs and indie radio stations. Even her own musical hero Iris DeMent is a fan, saying she is “the best poet I’ve heard in a long damn time.” An artist with cross-genre appeal, Pieta has toured with such diverse artists as John Prine, Ani Difranco, Calexico, J.J. Cale and Mason Jennings. Her new album, Mercury, is set to be released on St. Paul’s Red House Records on Sep 27.
Recorded out in the country west of Nashville in just three days, Pieta’s new album features a who¹s who of great session players, including Grammy-winning producer/player Richard Bennett (Mark Knopfler, Steve Earle, Emmylou Harris), bassist Glenn Worf (Mark Knopfler, Aaron Neville, Tammy Wynette), drummer Chad Cromwell (Neil Young, Mark Knopfler), multi-instrumentalist David Mansfield (Bob Dylan, T-Bone Burnett, Johnny Cash) and her long-time collaborator Bo Ramsey (Lucinda Williams, Greg Brown). Pieta met many of these players while touring with Mark Knopfler¹s band last year. Feeling a genuine connection with her music, they invited her to join them in Tennessee, where they recorded the whole album in just a few days.
True musical talent combines with Pieta’s first-class songwriting to create what is sure to be an Americana classic. Making the record of her young career, Pieta shows her star isn¹t just on the rise; it¹s already here, shining bright for us all.
What Other People Have Been Saying...
“When Pieta sings you’re aware of something effortless and natural, like rain on earth.” -Mark Knopfler
“Pieta’s music resonates with a seductive simplicity and lyrical grace” -BBC
“a young artist with vision, intensity, and the talent to combine them into compelling music.” -Amazon.com
“Ms. Brown’s sleepy voice and clear-eyed songs impress the most.” -Wall Street Journal
“A joy to behold and to be heard…remarkable” -PureMusic.com