Folk New Century Sessions: Chastity Brown and BBGUN

Sponsored by 89.3 The Current

Chastity Brown State Fair

New Century Theatre
615 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55403

$15.00, general admission, standing
$22.00, general admission, seated

A limited number of VIP Packages are available and include premium seating, two complimentary drinks, a pre-show Meet & Greet with Chastity Brown, a signed CD and a New Century Sessions poster. Meet & Greet begins at 6:15 p.m. in the theatre. Chastity Brown channels songs that are born deep in the American bone, the hunger, desperation and confidence that runs through our times. Originally from Tennessee and now based in Minneapolis, she has been dubbed by critics as “a banjo-playing soul-singer” and “a rocking, rolling encyclopedia of roots music.” With her fourth full-length record, Back-Road Highways (2012), Chastity pushes her own natural talent even farther. For her live shows, she plays with keyboardist deVon Gray (Brother Ali), bass player Jef Sundquist (Hildur Victoria) and percussionist Greg Schutte, resulting in restless, electrifying and completely enveloping performances. She was chosen as Minneapolis' Best Folk Artist in 2012, called by NPR a "promising new voice," and earned best album nods from 89.3 The Current, Star Tribune, City Pages and Lavender Magazine. She told out shows on her first European tour and has supported Michael Kiwanuka, Dar Williams, Raul Midon and Leon Russell on the road. Brown’s hit single, “After You” landed on The Current's Top 89 Songs of 2012 and was also featured in the BBC and HBO television movie, Mary & Martha starring Hilary Swank. BBGUN opens.