Tru Ruts announces The Shadow + Light Tour

The Shadow + Light Tour Poster (Final) (900pxl)

The Shadow & Light Tour
featuring Chastity Brown & Matt Urmy
Summer 2009

Singer/songwriters, Chastity Brown (MN) and Matt Urmy (TN) are teaming up on a tour stretching from Tennessee to North Carolina and Kentucky, in the American south. Stripped of heavy armor, their performances are a vibrant acoustic pot-liqour. Blending bluegrass, folk, and soul, both carry the robust spirit of the best in the tradition, exemplifying the same passion on stage that is embodied in their lives.  Chastity Brown has been called “…a roots soul singer of the first order” and Umry is a storyteller, poet and musician.  Considered one of the most exciting artists to hit the Minneapolis music scene, Brown recently returned from a short tour of the East Coast, including New York City, Vermont and New Hampshire, and is steadily building a loyal following with an alluring tendency to turn heads and hold audiences captive. Noted for the ‘constant song’ of his poetry, Umry has been called ‘a great live renderer of it all’. He tours consistently throughout the South, often leaving a wave of inspired fans. Both artists are at the height of their artistry and are currently performing to sold out houses in their own states. Together, Chastity Brown and Matt Urmy’s energy combined with their artistry is infectious!

The tour dates are between July 24th and August 4th and include the following locations:

July 24: 8pm at The Catalyst • 125 East Jackson Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37915
July 25: 8pm at The Acoustic Coffeehouse • 415 West Walnut Street, Johnson City, TN 37601
July 26: 8pm at the Bobo Gallery • 22 Lexington Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801
July 27: 8pm at Stevie Ray’s Blues Bar • 230 East Main Street, Louisville, KY 40202
August 1: 9pm at JJ’s Bohemia • 231 East MLK Blvd, Chattanooga, TN 37403
August 3: Noon at Blue Plate Special WDVX Radio featuring Matt Urmy • 89.9fm / 102.9fm / • Knoxville, TN
August 4: Noon at Blue Plate Special WDVX Radio featuring Chastity Brown • 89.9fm / 102.9fm /• Knoxville, TN

Chastity Brown: Raised in Knoxville, Tennessee, Brown dabbles in soul, blues, gospel and even bluegrass and, quite often, brings to mind a 21st-century version of Nina Simone. She benefits from a steadfast fan base and following in the Twin Cities.

Matt Urmy: Born in New York City, but raised in Tennessee, Matt Urmy walks in the footsteps of many traditions. A troubadour performer and composer, he has two independent album releases, with the third due out in July 2009, and a published book of poetry. At his performances he weaves spoken word poetry into his folk-blues style of storytelling and singing.

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