GRAND MARAIS, MN --- Feb. 23, 2013— GravelRoad Touring, a Minneapolis booking cooperative, presents the Come Spring Tour with Americana-rootsartists Chastity Brown and Barbara Jean. The two performers will cover groundon both Lake Superior’s North and South Shore giving four evening performancesin three lakeside communities. ComeSpring kicks off on February 28 in Duluth, MN where the two performers willbe featured on WDSE Public Television’s ThePlaylist at 9 p.m.
The program will highlight the work of both musicians with live in-studio performances.
Chastity Brown has emerged as aunique and powerful musician with a sound that is hard to characterize—throwall the genres and hyphenates together you want to describe her – gospel, roots& soul, jazz, blues & country – they are all right, and also notenough. Chastity Brown channels songs that are carried deep in the Americanpsyche, the hunger, desperation and confidence that run through our times. Coming from Tennessee to Minnesota, touring the country, she has had halfher own lifetime and million lifetimes gone before to concoct her powerfulsound. Chastity was recently hailed by NPR as a "promising new voice"and her live act was chosen by CMT as one of the Top 10 Moments of the 2012Americana Festival.
Barbara Jean grew up immersed ina world of music. Inheriting a musical legacy passed from grandmother to motherto daughter, she honed her early gift for the violin into a sharp eye forsongwriting and a skilled hand as a multi-instrumentalist playing banjo, fiddleand viola. CallingMinnesota’s North Shore home for the better part of the last decade BarbaraJean crafted her debut record, The GreatEscape, which brings together rich imagery from Lake Superior’s ruggedbanks, reflections on difficult choices poised in matters of the heart, andmasterful musicianship. Her Midwestern roots run like a strong currentthroughout her sound—No Depressionwriter Easy Ed says, “I hear the sound of middle America; the kind that runsfrom deep in Texas over to the Mississippi River, and up through the plains tothe icy cold snow and winters of Minnesota.” Her gift for songwriting has beenrecognized on a national level with accolades from the prestigious TellurideTroubadour Contest and the Big Top Chautauqua earning her a spot on the esteemed Mountain Stage radio show.
Come Spring Tour Performances:
· Friday, March 1: Stagenorth Community Theater
123 Omaha St E.
Washburn, WI 54891
Doors 7 PM, Show 7:30 PM
Tel: (715) 373-1194
· Saturday, March 2: Arrowhead Center forthe Arts
51 W. 5th Street Grand Marais, MN 55604
Doors 7 PM, Show 7:30 PM
Tel: (218) 387-2916
Tickets $10/5 adult/student
· Sunday, March 3: The Red Star
600 E. Superior Street
Duluth, MN 55802
Doors 6 PM Show 7 PM
Tel: (218) 723-7827
Show sponsored by KUMD
Ticketsat door $5