Pieta Brown

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Pieta Brown
Pieta Brown.jpg
Brown on stage in 2011.
Background information
Born Iowa City, Iowa, USA
Genres Folk
Instruments Vocals, guitar, piano
Years active 2002–present
Labels Red House Records
Website pietabrown.com

Pieta Brown is an American musician and singer-songwriter who has released five albums and three EPs. She has performed with artists such as Mark Knopfler, John Prine, Amos Lee and Calexico.

Early life[edit]

Brown was born in Iowa City, Iowa in 1973.[1] Her early upbringing was in Iowa. There, Brown was exposed to traditional and rural folk music through her father, singer songwriter Greg Brown. Brown spent her childhood living in 17 different residences between Iowa and Alabama. While living with her mother in Alabama, Brown began writing poetry and composing instrumental songs on piano.[2]

Career[edit]

Collaborator Bo Ramsey produced her 2002 debut record, Pieta Brown and co-produced her 2005 album In the Cool which was named one of the year's best by Amazon.[3] Her next album Remember The Sun was released in 2007 and was cited as one of the year's best in a The Wall Street Journal article.[4] After the release of her next album, One and All, Brown joined Mark Knopfler’s North American tour, had a string of performance dates with John Prine, participated in a full orchestral show with Brandi Carlile, and embarked on her own performance tour in Australia. Brown's 2009 EP, Shimmer was produced by Don Was after hearing her on his car radio in a live solo performance.[5]

In addition to Mark Knopfler, John Prine and Brandi Carlile, Brown has shared stages with JJ Cale, Emmylou Harris, Richard Thompson, Ani DiFranco, Calexico, Neko Case, Mason Jennings, Shawn Mullins, Carrie Rodriguez and Jim Lauderdale. She has performed at festivals throughout North America including Bonnaroo, Mountain Jam, Edmonton Folk Music Festival and more. Her national radio credits include performances on eTown and Mountain Stage.

Personal life[edit]

Brown is married to guitarist and producer, Bo Ramsey.[6]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

EPs[edit]

  • Shimmer EP - (Red House Records, 2009)
  • Flight Time EP - (T Records, 2008)
  • I Never Told EP – (T Records, 2003)

Singles/Compilations[edit]

  • Dirt Road Blues - from the album A Nod to Bob 2 (Red House Records, 2011)
  • King Of My Heart - from the album Think Out Loud.[8] (Ezekiel Records, 2010)
  • Birds - from the album Before The Goldrush: A Project to Benefit Teach For America (2008)
  • This Land Is Your Land featuring Calexico (2007)
  • Spell of Wheels - from the album A Case For Case: A Tribute to the Songs of Peter Case (2006)

Special Guest Appearances[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Pieta Brown at Wikimedia Commons