Special 6:30pm Early Show
at the High Noon
with special guest
Pieta Brown leans towards the reclusive and private life of being an artist. Mystery seems to follow. Conflicting stories arise. So, for the record
In her bare-bones early upbringing in Iowa there was no furnace, plumbing or running water. There, Pieta was exposed to traditional and rural folk music through her father, Greg Brown, the now beloved Midwestern folk singer. Later, while living with her mother in Alabama during her formative years, Pieta drew on and expanded these influences and began writing poetry and composing instrumental songs on piano.
By the time she left home at 18, Pieta had lived in at least 17 different houses and apartments between Iowa and Alabama. Staying true to the disjointed lifestyle of her childhood she wandered from the West Coast to the East. Each locale left its mark on her, accounting for an artist who brings together the unvarnished humility of Loretta Lynn, the honest modern rock punch of P.J. Harvey, the hipster swagger and poetry of Cat Power, and the airy sophistication of Feist. And - coloring it all - a deep abiding saturation in folk and blues that's beyond her years. All of this, yet she has her own distinctive style, lyrical substance, and voice. She is unmistakably a songwriter of great depth, as Indie911.com recently noted.
On the sublime "Remember The Sun" (One Little Indian Records), Pieta Brown continued to ride the upward arc begun with her eponymous debut in 2002 and extended by 2005's critically acclaimed "In the Cool". 'Remember The Sun' landed at #2 on music critic Michael Ross' list for the Village Voices 35th Annual Critics Poll, and the Wall Street Journal included it in their list of the best of 2007.
This enigmatic Midwesterner has also recently released a new EP, entitled "Flight Time", which seemingly arrived out of the blue and has already landed on critic's lists as well (No Depression Individual Critic's Picks of 2008). It's a seven-song collection of gems that Pieta recorded lo-fi in Iowa; an intense collection of songs that are beyond what one expects from a young artist - but exactly what you might wish for from an old soul.
Today, Pieta Brown stays focused on her original intention: "Long before I ever put a recording out there for somebody else to hear, my aim was to be a great artist, and that's what I'll always be going after. All my life, I've been close to writing and music and all kinds of art...and that closeness continues to drive me."
A portion of the proceeds for this show benefit Imagine A Child's Capacity, a Madison, Wisconsin based charity that assists children with special needs in getting their therapy, education and support necessary to foster inclusion, acceptance and independence.
The price for entrance is $10. You may choose to purchase a ticket at any price level, and all price levels are good for general admission. If you choose to purchase a higher priced tickets, additional proceeds will go to ICC.
High Noon Saloon
701 E. Washington Ave
Madison , WI 53703
|Minimum Age: 18|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|