Pieta Brown & David Huckfelt


Thursday, October 6, 2022
7:30 pm

Hailed as a “self-styled poetess, folk goddess and country waif” by the BBC, Pieta Brown first came to international prominence with the release of her self-titled debut in 2002. Over the course of the ensuing decade-anda-half, she’s gone on to tour the US, Australia, 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.”

David Huckfelt is a singer/ lyricist /activist and founding frontman of Minneapolis indie-folk cult favorite The Pines. David’s new solo work preserves a rugged optimism that blasts through layers of dark in real time with songs that speak volumes, soft & clear. He has released two critically acclaimed solo-albums, Stranger Angels and Room Enough, Time Enough.



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Thursday, October 6, 2022
7:30 pm

  • Doors open at 7 pm
  • Pieta Brown 7:30 pm
  • David Huckfeld 8:30 pm

General Public: $30
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Pieta Brown

The daughter of two preacher’s kids, 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 now beloved Midwestern folk singer. Later, while living with her mother in Birmingham, Alabama during her formative years, Pieta drew on and expanded these influences and began writing poems and composing instrumental songs on piano. By the time she left home at 18 she had lived in at least 19 different houses and apartments between Iowa and Alabama. Emerging from a disjointed and distinctly ‘bohemian’ upbringing, Pieta began performing live and making independent recordings soon after teaching herself how to play guitar. “I grew up around a lot of musicians and artists living on the fringe, and have always felt most at home among them,” Pieta says.

Perhaps even more importantly for an artist as fiercely independent as Brown, her work continues to garner praise and support from a wide array of peers and mentors, including legendary producer Don Was, filmmaker Wim Wenders, and Bon Iver mastermind Justin Vernon, who called Brown’s 2014 album Paradise Outlaw his “favorite recording made at our studio.” In addition to the mountain of acclaim, Brown’s music has also earned her co-writes with the likes of Iris Dement, Amos Lee, and Calexico; tour dates with an astonishing array of artists, including John Prine, Brandi Carlile, Emmylou Harris, JJ Cale, Neko Case, Richard Thompson, Ani DiFranco, and Mavis Staples; and festival slots everywhere from Bonnaroo to Mountain Jam. And in the last few years Pieta’s songs and music have been heard in various TV Shows and indie films including Everything Will Be Fine (Wim Wenders).

“…moody, ethereal… I will listen over and over again.”
-NPR’s All Songs Considered

For more information visit Pieta Brown’s website

“Is/Was” by Pieta Brown and JT Bates

David Huckfelt

David Huckfelt is a singer / lyricist / activist and founding frontman of Minneapolis indie-folk cult favorites The Pines.  An Iowa native and former theology student, Huckfelt attended the prestigious Iowa Writers Workshop undergrad program before turning his attention to songwriting and performing.  With musical roots in the same fertile Midwestern soil that produced legendary folk singers like John Prine and Greg Brown, Huckfelt has shared stages with artists from Mavis Staples & Emmylou Harris to Bon Iver, Calexico and Trampled By Turtles.  His work with The Pines received record of the year accolades from Mojo & Q Magazine, and garnered Huckfelt praise from David Fricke (Rolling Stone) as one of the finest songwriters of his generation.  In 2018 he received the Artist-In-Residence award at Isle Royale National Park on Lake Superior, where in sixteen days he wrote the fourteen songs that would become his breakout solo debut “Stranger Angels”.  In 2012 he met American Indian Movement leader & poet John Trudell on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, and their subsequent collaboration resulted in the song “Time Dreams”, hailed by Democracy Now! and the last recording Trudell made before passing.  Since then, Huckfelt has partnered with an impressive array of Native American artists and activists including Keith Secola, Quiltman, Winona LaDuke and novelist Louise Erdrich in the fight for social justice and protection for Mother Earth.  In thousands of shows across the United States, Canada & overseas, Huckfelt’s grassroots following has grown from small-town opera houses, Midwestern barn concerts, and progressive benefit events to national tours and festival stages like Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, Edmonton and Calgary Folk Fests, and the legendary First Avenue club in his beloved Minneapolis home. His live performance is both improvisational and masterful, with a rugged optimism that blasts through layers of darkness in real time with songs that speak volumes, soft & clear.

“Singer-songwriter David Huckfelt likewise celebrates both the joy and sociopolitical power of art, embracing as a belief, as he puts it ‘that music should expand the space of the room where you sit but at the same time, be so powerful that it nails you to the wall.” — No Depression

“Haunted landscapes and spirits are all over the ex-Pines leader’s second solo LP,…which doesn’t stick to the cowboy myth but adds indigenous people into the story. Among the guests are various Native American musicians, as on a fascinating cover of Patti Smith’s “Ghost Dance”; “A Satisfied Mind” is a lovely duet with Greg Brown.”  — **** (Four stars) MOJO MAGAZINE (Print Edition).

For more information visit David Huckfelt’s website

“Book of Life” music video by David Huckfelt and Keith Secola