Pieta Brown Hailed as a “self-styled poetess, folk goddess and country waif” by the BBC, Pieta Brown first came to international attention with her 2002 self-titled debut. Pieta has since been recognized by NPR for her “moody, ethereal” songwriting, applauded by The Boston Globe for her “mercurial voice” and has continued to gain wide-spread critical attention for both her singing and songwriting with each release. Wall Street Journal, American Songwriter, and Amazon have all included her albums in year-end, ‘best-of’ picks. And along the way she has shared stages with everyone from Emmylou Harris and JJ Cale to Neko Case and Richard Thompson, in addition to performing at major festivals like Bonnaroo and Mountain Jam. But maybe even more importantly, to a fiercely independent artist like Pieta, she has received praise and support from many of her fellow artists and mentors – Justin Vernon, Iris Dement, Mark Knopfler, Amos Lee, producer Don Was, and film-maker Wim Wenders to name a few. Indianna Hale [Indianna Hale] captured the sound I was looking for when I moved to San Francisco. Something in her voice expressed the pain, the power and the simple beauty of life all with just the right bit of warble and trill. I’ve always been impressed with how a voice so perfect and pure can resonate with so much character. I sat in awe the first time I saw her one afternoon performing at The Rev. Her languid melodies filled my head for days. Our annual concert series is back! Enjoy a magical music experience this summer under towering redwoods in the Berkeley hills. Redwood Grove door opens at 5 pm, ticket includes Garden admission.