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Female power duo comes to Crossings

Chastity Brown and Barbara Jean join musical forces at 8 p.m. Friday July 19 at Crossings in Zumbrota.

Barbara Jean grew up immersed in a world of music. She has inherited a musical legacy passed from grandmother to mother to herself and honed her ear for songwriting with the ability to play multiple instruments.

Chastity Brown is a banjo-playing soul singer. Jean plays banjo, fiddle and viola.

Together, the two will entertain at a concert 8 p.m. Friday July 19.

Calling Minnesota's North Shore home for the better part of the last decade, Jean crafted her debut record, "The Great Escape." The album brings together rich imagery from Lake Superior's rugged banks, reflections on difficult choices poised in matters of the heart and her masterful musicianship.

Throw all the genres and hyphenates together you want to describe Brown - gospel, roots and soul, jazz, blues and country - they are all right and also not enough, promoters said.

She channels songs that are born deep in the American bone, the hunger, desperation and confidence that runs through our times. With her fourth full-length record, "Back-Road Highways," Brown pushes her own natural talent.

Tickets are $18 in advance, $20 day of show. To reserve tickets, call 507-732-7616 or stop in to Crossings at 320 East Avenue in Zumbrota. For more information, visit

If you go ...

Chastity Brown and Barbara Jean

When: 8 p.m. Friday July 19

Where: Crossings at Carnegie, 320 East Ave., Zumbrota

Cost: $18 in advance, $20 at the door

More info: 507-732-7616 or

Anne Jacobson

Anne Jacobson has been editor of the Republican Eagle since December 2003. 

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