Chastity Brown opens for Toshi Reagon

chastity brown (dusty) 2 (700pxl)Toshi Reagon with Chastity Brown @ The Cedar
November 15th
Cedar Cultural Center
7:00pm

In some ways, singer Toshi Reagon is a throwback to classic R & B artists, like Stevie Wonder or Prince, or old school rock group like Led Zeppelin; she can take any style, update it, and make it her own with incredible ease. Despite (or because of) her genre-bending, Toshi fits comfortably on a stage at Carnegie Hall, or in a dirty rock club. Toshi is an artist who’s known for energetic performances and a exemplary gift for writing engaging songs that provoke listeners to think and have fun at the same time.

Toshi finds a kindred spirit with soulful opening act Chastity Brown. With her nose ring and her loose dreads sprouting every which way in a free-fro, Minneapolis singer-songwriter Chastity looks like an urban Rastafarian, a Marley-loving Bohemian. When she opens her mouth in song, however, she reveals a complex soul — a country-born, gospel-raised, activist poet who sings about women, race, love and politics with an edgy tenderness.

Tickets go on sale at noon Fri Oct 16 from the Cedar Ticketline (612-338-2674 ext 2), Cedar outlets, and online at Ticketweb. $15 advance, $18 day of show. The Cedar Cultural Center, 416 Cedar Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55454.

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