If you’ve ever moved from one climate to another, you know just how dramatic that shift feels. Chastity Brown, for example, is a native of Tennessee. A little more than a decade ago, she moved, on a “wild whim,” she says, to Minneapolis, Minnesota. That shift in culture and geography – not to mention climate – immediately started to help her shift her sonic palette.
Brown, who started out in music by singing in church and playing saxophone in marching band, picked up the guitar at 15. Shortly after that, she was writing her own songs. And ever since, she’s been enamored with her physical landscape – it sets the scenes for the stories she shares in her music.
Joined by Luke Enyeart on electric guitar and backing vocals, Brown shared some thoughts about her newest album, 2017’s Silhouette of Sirens, during an exclusive Folk Alley Session at this year’s 30A Songwriter’s Festival in Florida.