Singer-songwriter Pieta Brown is releasing her new album, Paradise Outlaw on September 30th on Red House Records. Produced by Pieta, with frequent collaborator and partner Bo Ramsey, the album was recorded in four days at Justin Vernon’s April Base studio in Wisconsin. The album features appearances by Amos Lee (who co-wrote and duets on “Do You Know,”, and Brown’s legendary singer-songwriter father, Greg Brown, and an experimental group of players Brown calls the Sawdust Collective.
About the album, Brown says:
On my last album, I was recording near Nashville with top-call studio musicians who I hadn’t worked with before, and exploring the idea of craft and trying to hone in on more classic forms than I had previously. Paradise Outlaw came from a radically different place. I was thinking a lot about freedom, experimentation, poetry, folk songs, bending forms and voices. I also wrote and delivered half the songs on the banjo, which was completely new for me. Growing up around many musicians and artists, often living on the fringe, I have always felt most at home among them. And that’s where I made this recording. Surrounded by friends in an underground Mid-western goldmine.
Below, stream “Flowers of Love,” featuring Vernon on harmonies. It’s a warm, welcoming, laid back song, built on a shuffling beat, delicate banjo picking and an easy back porch, soft wind blowing vibe.
Ricochet (Justin Vernon, harmonies)
Flowers Of Love (Justin Vernon, harmonies)
Do You Know (co-write and duet with Amos Lee)
No Not Me
Before Gas And TV (by Mark Knopfler; Greg Brown on guitar)
All My Rain
Letter In Hand
Back To You
Rise My Only Rose
Pre-order the album here
Justin Vernon, Pieta Brown