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Pieta Brown & Carrie Rodriguez: Live @ Swallow Hill


Live @ Swallow Hill is a joint production between Swallow Hill Music and KUNC. Denver’s Swallow Hill has been helping people make and enjoy music since 1979 as a source for roots, folk and acoustic music, including presenting more than 200 performances a year.

Carrie Rodriguez' career was launched in 2001 after getting discovered by Chip Taylor at the South by Southwest Conference. She was invited to tour with him and they collaborated on several albums. Her solo debut came in 2006 with Seven Angels on a Bicycle, her latest release is Love and Circumstance.

Pieta Brown is the daughter of Grammy-nominated folk & blues singer/songwriter Greg Brown. She is being called “one of the best modern songwriters” (Sonic Boomers). Or, as one of Pieta’s own songwriting heroes, Iris Dement, put it, “one of the best poets I’ve heard in a long damn time. ” Pieta's latest release is Mercury.


  • Pieta Brown
  1. In My Mind I Was Talkin' To Loretta
  2. Calling All Angels
  3. Drifter's Curse
  4. Be With You
  5. No Words Now
  6. Other Way Around
  • Carrie Rodriguez
  1. I Don't Want to Play House Anymore
  2. Absence
  3. Got Your Name On It
  4. Lake Harriet (new)
  5. She Ain't Me
  6. 7 Angels on a Bicycle
  7. Prayer of Roses (Pieta's song)
  8. Never Gonna Be Your Bride
  9. Encore w/Pieta Brown...Morning Train (traditional)

This performance originally aired Sept. 17th, 2011 and was recorded at Swallow Hill’s Daniels Hall on May 13th, 2011.

I’m not a Colorado native (did you know that "I'm from Missouri" means "I'm skeptical of the matter and not easily convinced?") but I have lived here for most of my life and couldn't imagine leaving. After graduating from Colorado State University, I did what everyone wants to do; I moved to the mountains and skied, hiked, and hid from responsibility! Our listeners in the mountains may know me from my time in Steamboat Springs and Vail or as the voice of the Battle Mountain Huskies Hockey team in Vail.