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Chastity Brown announces September/October 2018 UK dates

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Minnesota based singer-songwriter Chastity Brown returns to the UK in September for a run of dates. Chastity's excellent 'Silhouette of Sirens' album from last year continued to build on the momentum of her previous release 'Back-Road Highways' here in the UK. In a live setting (RGM review), Chastity is equally impressive so I urge you to get along to a show if you can. The tour includes shows in Newcastle, Bradford, Glasgow and at London's Green Note on October 2nd. More about Chastity Brown including a full list of dates and the video for 'Wake Up' from 'Silhouette of Sirens' follows:

Based in Minnesota, but with roots in Tennessee, Chastity grew up surrounded by country and soul music. In the full gospel church of her childhood, she played saxophone and drums and found her singing voice and a passion for music. Her first show was in Knoxville, TN, and then it was on to Minneapolis. Since then, she’s been featured on NPR’s “Favorite Sessions,” American Songwriter, The Sunday Times, The Independent and The Daily Mirror to name just a few. Chastity has toured the US and Europe, appearing on Later…with Jools Holland a couple of year’s ago when touring the UK. For much of 2016 / 2017 she toured alongside folk icon / activist Ani Difranco and has recently toured with LGBTQ poet Andrea Gibson. 

Chastity melds Folk / Pop, Roots & Soul on her acclaimed album Silhouette Of Sirens, released on Red House Records in the UK last Spring. Weaving together a poet’s lyrical ear and a soul-laid-bare quality, Chastity’s music embraces the political, covering topics of identity and belonging. 

What I’ve realized is that the personal is political. Just by me being a bi-racial, half-black, half-white woman living in America right now is political. Just being a person of color, a queer woman of color, for that matter, is freaking political. My focus, as far as this record, I guess it’s really been psychological. I’m really intrigued by the perseverance of the human spirit and the complexities and contradictions that we embody as human beings.
— Chastity Brown



Thursday 20th September - The Stables, Milton Keynes

Saturday 22nd September - The String Jam Club, Selkirk

Sunday 23rd September - Sound In The Suburbs @ Nice and Sleazy, Glasgow

Monday 24th September Henry Tudor House, Shrewsbury

Wednesday 26th September - The Victoria Hotel, Menai Bridge

Thursday 27th September - Kitchen Garden Cafe, Birmingham

Friday 28th September - Music In The Hall @ St George's Hall, Bewdley

Saturday 29th September - Black Dyke Mills Heritage Venue, Bradford

Sunday 30th September - Jumpin Hot @ The Earl of Pitt Street, Newcastle

Tuesday 2nd October - Green Note, London

Wednesday 3rd October - Live @ The Hyde Tavern, Winchester

Saturday 6th October - The Pennoyer Centre, Pulham St Mary

Sunday 7th October - Cosmic Americana @ The Running Horse, Nottingham