posted on September 26, 2008
The Clarke College Arts at Clarke Series will present singer/songwriter Pieta Brown on Sunday, Nov. 2, at 7:30 p.m. in Jansen Music Hall on the Clarke campus. Joe Pug, a musician from the Chicago area will open the show. Admission is $10 and tickets can be purchased beginning Wednesday, Oct. 1, by calling (563)584-8642 or on-line at www.clarke.edu/artsatclarke.
The daughter of two preachers’ kids, Pieta Brown spent her childhood in Iowa and Alabama amidst a broken but very musical family. In her bare-bones bohemian upbringing in Iowa there was no electricity or running water. There, Pieta was exposed to traditional and rural folk music through her father, two-time Grammy nominee Greg Brown. Later, while spending time in Birmingham, Ala., with her full-time working mother, Pieta drew on all these influences and began writing poetry.
Today, the folk-influenced singer/songwriter is on the top of her game. On the sublime Remember the Sun (One Little Indian Records), she continues to ride the upward arc begun with her eponymous debut in 2002 and subsequently extended by 2005’s critically acclaimed “In the Cool.” The album broke the Top 20 of the Americana Music Association radio chart and the Top 30 on the AAA radio chart.
For more information, contact the Clarke College Marketing and Communication Office at (563)588-6318.