Chastity Brown live at 3rd & Lindsley January 6, 2013 6pm

Save the date for one of Creative and Dreams Music Network’s most highly revered artists, Chastity Brown, on January 6, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee

Back-Road Highways, was recently named one of 2012’s best albums by Minnesota City Pages.

Her raw voice and favorable reputation as a “genre-straddling” musician set her apart from other artists of the day. We are certain that her January show at 3rd and Lindsley will leave you wanting more – We hope you’ll join us and bask in the musical genius of the incredible Chastity Brown!

Date: January 6, 2013

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Location: 3rd & Lindsley

818 3rd Avenue South

Nashville, TN 37210

For more information on Chastity Brown, or visit her AirPlay Direct page at to download music and more.

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Chastity Brown at the Basement
On the final night of the festival, I decided to only see bands I’d never seen before. As it turns out, my favorite song I heard all weekend was from Brown, a Tennessee native who now lives in the Twin Cities. With an addictive banjo riff and a slow-burn voice, her tune “After You” knocked me out during her showcase at the Basement. She’s definitely a songwriter and performer to watch. — Craig Shelburne

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Chastity Brown Voted Best Folk Artist

APRIL 19, 2012
“Putting Chastity Brown in a single musical category doesn’t do justice to the artist’s unnerving capabilities, but at least the platform of folk is broad enough to hold her. With three full-length albums already under her belt and another just released (Back-Road Highways, produced and engineered by the revered Nashville-based record label C & D Music Network), Brown — a Tennessee transplant with her own brand of southern sultriness — brings something unique to the Twin Cities music scene. Her music is forged through an intelligent commitment of soul, blues, and roots influences, each discernible in individual tracks, but what gives Brown her strength and elevates her far above her peers is the palpable emotion she invests in her songs and performances. Brown is not just a folk artist, she is a poet, one who pours every ounce of her life and feeling into her music, one who is impossible to ignore. Her past, her struggles, and her wisdom are scattered throughout her storyteller’s songs, folded into lyrics sung in her dark honeyed voice. Chastity Brown is far from easy-listening. Hers is not the record you put on in the background, it is the record you hear once and never forget, and it is that soul, that brute-force emotion, that separates her from the pack.”

Download New Chastity Brown single “After You” from BACK-ROAD HIGHWAYS CD produced by Creative and Dreams Music Network Team

After You

Minneapolis City Pages Awards Chastity Brown Best Folk Artist!

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“The songs on Back-Road Highways will hit you square in the chest, knock the wind out of you, and make you stand up straighter” —By Natalie Gallagher, Citypages (Minneapolis-St. Paul)

Release Date: March 24th

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She’ll put a spell on you. Sweet as molasses and woodsmoke, clear and burning as summer sun, Chastity Brown casts magic. Her voice brings you to the crossroads with every turn, warms, comforts and challenges you. She is the inheritor of Leadbelly, Nina Simone, Bonnie Raitt and Roberta Flack. She is past, present and future. She is fire, earth, air and water. She’s a natural.

Throw all the genres and hyphenates together you want to describe her – gospel, roots & soul, jazz, blues & country – they are all right, and also not enough. Chastity channels songs that are borne deep in the American bone, the hunger, desperation and confidence that runs through our times. Coming from Tennessee to Minnesota, touring the country, she has had half her own lifetime and million lifetimes gone before to concoct her powerful sound. Ignite it all with love, and the rest is rapture.

That rapture and all the touring have paid off. A one-song offer with Executive Producer Fred Cannon turned into studio sessions which led to a full record deal with the Nashville, Tennessee label C&D Music Network, produced by Paul Buono, and with co-production credits going to Chastity Brown and Executive producer Fred Cannon.
Chastity says that Buono “has a wild imagination and a great ear for song arrangement,” and that Cannon “brought a wisdom and foresight that really pushed me to my best.” After a year of travel, recording late into the night and intensive collaboration, here is that record – Back-Road Highways.

Recorded primarily at the venerable Helsinki South studios in Nashville, Chastity returns to a return to Southern warmth with a roster of heavyweight studio musicians backing her up. Among them, bass player Anton Nesbit has credits such as Mavis Staples and BeBe & CeCe Winans to his name and organist Blair Masters has performed with Garth Brooks. Also on Back-Road Highways is guitarist Robert Mulrennan of No Bird Sing, who plays with Chastity in her live band. Chastity pulls from a diverse cross-section of talent for her live shows, playing with percussionist Michael X, keyboardist deVon Gray (Heiruspecs) and bass player Jef Sundquist (Hildur Victoria), resulting in restless, electrifying and completely enveloping performances that never want to stop and linger long after the last note has quieted.

Back-Road Highways is the best yet from Chastity. Opening with the slow, pulsing insistence of “House Been Burnin”, a cry out for our needs, she follows it up with the rocking blues of “When We Get There” and the plaintive, moving roots of “Solely”. Chastity turns it all around and brings out the joys and sorrows of love with the enormous, pleading, “Say It” balanced with the sweetly ecstatic “After You”. Throughout Back-Road Highways, Chastity sings it all out, gives us all a reason to keep on going one more day.

A talent like this doesn’t appear overnight. It takes travel, it takes guts. It takes chance, work and luck. It takes love. Get ready to love Chastity Brown.


Produced and Mixed by Paul Buono
Creative and Co-Producer: Chastity Brown
Executive Producer and Co-Producer: Fred Cannon

Recorded at:
Helsinki South – Franklin , TN
Studio 24 – Nashville, TN
Stone Room – Franklin, TN

Mastered by Bill Wolf of Wolf Productions in cooperation with Grammy Award winner Greg Lukens
Additional Engineering – Steve Bishir

All songs written by Chastity Brown (Creative and Dreams Music Network Publishing/Chastity Brown Music
“House Been Burnin” – co-written with Paul Buono (Creative and Dreams Music Network Publishing/Chastity Brown Music Publishing/Pollen Days Publishing/BMI)

Chastity Brown – vocals/guitars/piano/banjo/harmonica
Robert Mulrennan – electric guitars/ backing vocals on tracks 2,4,5,7,8,9,10,11
Paul Buono – bass/guitars/programming/backing vocals
Blair Masters – B3 organ/piano on tracks 1,2,4,7,9,10,11
Bernard Bell – drums on tracks 2,4,5,7,8,9,11
Anton Nesbitt – bass on tracks 2,4,8
Kyle Whalym – bass on tracks 7,9,11
Julia Johnson- violin track 3

Album design and photographs by Lily Rachles

Photographs of Chastity Brown by Alexander Zoltai

Press and Reviews

Emotions run the gamut with this record, with questions and longing, hurt and desire, being answered with love and warmth at the end of the journey.

C Bret Campbell, Middle Tennessee Music

Brown’s voice is rich and butter-smooth, and her songs have a soulful, often melancholic blues-folk sound with accents of jazz, country and even classical touches.

Susannah Schouweiler in Music, St. Paul

Chastity Brown is an old soul in a young body, with a gut wrenching sound that bridges generations with its originality and combination of diverse rhythms and genres, including blues, folk, country, pop and gospel that twist, turn and meld into something else.

Generational Soul: Music Musings for Modern Times by JAS

Her music is forged through an intelligent commitment of soul, blues, and roots influences, each discernible in individual tracks, but what gives Brown her strength and elevates her far above her peers is the palpable emotion she invests in her songs and performances. Brown is not just a folk artist, she is a poet, one who pours every ounce of her life and feeling into her music, one who is impossible to ignore. Her past, her struggles, and her wisdom are scattered throughout her storyteller’s songs, folded into lyrics sung in her dark honeyed voice.

Minneapolis Best Folk Artist – Chastity Brown – Best Of Minneapolis – City Pages

“Back-Road Highways” reviewed in Twin Cities Daily Planet!

“Soulful acoustic artist and Twin Cities icon Chastity Brown, singer-songsmith-guitarist, has everything it takes to go national. Including an incredible new album, Back-Road Highways (C & D Music Network). … With melodic structure bordering on hypnotic. Vocals, beautifully raw-edged, leaning less on power, more on subtlety (make no mistake, Chastity Brown still can sing her way through a brick wall). Back-Road Highways is a career hallmark. The fine fun of “After You,” a rollicking blend of gospel, calypso, and country-western, stays with you long after the song’s been sung. “Solely” haunts, an eerie bluegrass-tinged ballad. “Could’ve Been a Sunday” is a trademark masterstroke. This song captures Chastity Brown’s quintessential attribute, soul-searching grit and grace.”

– Dwight Hobbes, Twin Cities Daily Planet

Chastity featured in the Twin Cities Onion/A.V. Club!

“Attempting to succinctly categorize local songstress Chasity Brown’s boldly style-blurring tunes invariably challenges any music critic, and is likely to leave them either tongue-tied or spouting off invented-on-the-spot subgenre nonsense. (“It’s sort of R&Bluegrass music, kind of an alt-soultry thing going on.”) The simple truth is that pigeonholing Brown’s wide-ranging and joyously eclectic tunes is a fool’s errand, and it sort of misses the point. Recorded in her native Tennessee, Back-Road Highways, Brown’s fourth album, manages to confidently marry the sounds that made both Memphis and Nashville landmark music cities. Even on Brown’s glossiest countrypolitan tunes, her voice aches with raw emotion, while her forays into gospel and blues possess a surprisingly accessible melodic sensibility. The end result is the best of both worlds.”

– Rob Van Alstyne, The Onion

Chastity is featured in this week’s print edition of the City Pages!

“And there are plenty of entry points. The album’s opening track, “House Been Burnin’,” is a sultry, deep, red southern torch of a song, where Brown flaunts her blues influence. “If You Let Me” incorporates a slow-burning electric organ for a heady gospel sound..”

Natalie Gallagher, City Pages

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Upcoming Minnesota Dates for Chastity Brown

DULUTH, MN – March 1st @ Amazing Grace (tickets go on sale 2/1)

GRAND MARAIS, MN – March 9th & 10th @ Gunflint Tavern

LUTSEN, MN – March 12th @ Papa Charlie’s

MANKATO, MN – March 16th @ Coffee Hag

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – March 24th @ Cedar Cultural Center (tix on sale now)

Chastity Brown will be releasing her latest record, Back-Road Highways, her first album on C & D Music Network out of Nashville, TN. Opening sets by local Americana faves Romantica and Black Audience will be followed by a rockin’ full band performance by Chastity.

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