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Fast Five: Chastity Brown



When did you begin making music, and did you ever ponder a different career?

I began making music when I was twelve years old by starting with the alto sax in my school’s marching band. It was not until I was 15 that I picked up a guitar. When I was 19 I kind of stumbled into the life of a performing musician. At that point I had no intention of touring and making records. I just knew that I had never felt anything like the experience of playing live for folks. Previously, I was a landscape gardener for seven years before being lucky enough to make a living from music.

How would you describe your music?

I describe my music as Americana Soul. It relies on crafted stories and is carried by a groove.

What have you been up to so far and what can we expect over the coming months?

I have been touring around the middle west of America and will be touring the UK in September. Intermittently I am working on a new body of work to share sometime in the fall of 2014.

If you could duet with anybody who would it be and why?

I would love to do a duet with Michael Kiwanuka

What’s your desert island disc and why would you take this one album?

Van Morrison’s ‘Astral Weeks’ because I have never wanted to skip over a single track.