the best poet I've heard in a long damn time
If you don't think of great songwriters when you think of Iowa, now you will. Pieta Brown emerges as a "self-styled poetess, folk goddess and country waif" (BBC) with the release of her powerful Red House Records debut, Shimmer. The story of the album is a case of fortuitous serendipity. The result is a 7-song EP whose stripped down nature lets Pieta's lilting drawl deliver her lyrics with its full magnitude and depth.