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David Huckfelt and Pieta Brown

Americana and Folk

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On Pieta Brown:

Intimate, raw, and enveloping

Chicago Reader

On David Huckfelt:

Get lost in Huckfelt’s mysterious, mystic world. It could change your perspective.

Glide Magazine

Singer-songwriters David Huckfelt and Pieta Brown bring together elements of Americana, folk, and blues with mellow guitar riffs and heartfelt lyrics.

In the fall of 2017, David Huckfelt left behind the familiar—the comfort of his home in Minneapolis; the camaraderie of his critically acclaimed band, the Pines; the luxuries of heat, hot water, and electricity—and relocated to Isle Royale, America’s most remote and least visited national park, an island located in mighty Lake Superior. There, as an Artist In Residence selected by the National Park Service, Huckfelt spent ten hours a day for two straight weeks writing in solitude, channeling the mysterious and lonesome island’s spirits into his stunning debut solo album, Stranger Angels.

Pieta Brown’s early upbringing in Iowa was in a rural outpost with no furnace, running water, or TV. There, she was exposed to traditional and rural folk music through her father, Greg Brown, the beloved Midwestern folk singer. Later, while living with her mother in Birmingham, Alabama, during her formative years, Brown drew on and expanded these influences and began writing poems and composing instrumental songs on piano. Hailed as a “self-styled poetess, folk goddess and country waif” by the BBC, Brown first came to international prominence with the release of her self-titled debut in 2002. Over the course of the ensuing decade-and-a-half, she’s gone on to tour the U.S. and Europe extensively and release another seven critically lauded records, prompting NPR to applaud her “moody, ethereal” songwriting, and the New York Times to praise her “sweet, smoky voice.”

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