Chastity Brown



Chastity Brown is a storyteller in the blues tradition. The Minnesota-via-Tennessee songwriter and musician tells stories populated by marginalized characters to stake her own space as a queer black woman and to speak to other experiences oftentimes ignored. The daughter of a black blues musician and white Irish mother who was raised in Tennessee, she’s made a home in Minneapolis for more than a decade. She was signed by Red House Records and released her acclaimed album Silhouette of Sirens in 2017 which was chosen as a “First Listen” by NPR. She’s gone on to tour internationally and supported the Indigo Girls, Jayhawks, and Micheal Kiwanuka among others. She’s also toured as backing vocalist and opening band for Ani Difranco on US, UK, and EU tours. In 2019, she was chosen to perform alongside the MN Orchestra directed by Osmo Vanska, where she presented an evening of her original songs.