Before relocating to Brooklyn, So Brown spent time in the Azalea City honing her craft. Several years ago, locals experienced So Brown’s music either through her rare live performances or one of her self-released albums that could be purchased at Satori Coffee.
Those who were lucky enough to catch Brown during that time period found a talented singer-songwriter who displayed proficiency in both composition and delivery. Her voice was filled with ragged soul and her guitar boasted a thousand sonic memories. After years of dedication to her art, Brown is now getting the recognition that she deserves.
Pulling inspiration from Mobile and financing through Kickstarter, Brown has released “Point Legere.” From beginning to end, Brown has not lost all those beautiful qualities that made her a unique musical commodity in the Mobile music scene.
The track “Dauphin Island” best represents Brown’s style. Gentle brushes tease the drums as Brown strums gently across the strings. As the vocals weave their tale, Brown maintains a sugary vibe with an occasional rugged bump full of soul.
Brown also caught the ear of Norah Jones, who joins her on the song “August.” Southern cities pride themselves on institutions that could be considered “Best Kept Secrets.”
Thankfully, Brown did not remain one of Mobile’s.
Date: Sunday, June 16, at 8 p.m.
Venue: Callaghan’s Irish Social Club, 916 Charleston St., www.callaghansirishsocialclub.com
Tickets: $10 at the door