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Posted: Thursday, January 10, 2013 11:49 am | Updated: 9:19 pm, Fri Jan 11, 2013.

Singer/songwriter Pieta Brown will perform in the second installment of the 411 Concert series on Jan. 19 at the Northfield Arts Guild Theater.

Brown has her own style, which blends different genres of music, according to 411 Concert series co-coordinators Dan Rustad and Ray Coudret.

“I think of a lot of different types of music come through in her work,” Rustad said. “She does a blend of a lot of different things.”

“She tells stories through her songs,” Coudret said. “Her music isn’t easily categorized. It’s a mix of folk, blues, country, alternative and some indie rock.”

Brown has released five albums and three EPs. Her third album caught the attention of Mark Knopfler, who invited her to join him for his North American tour. Knopfler said: “When Pieta sings, you’re aware of something effortless, and natural, like rain on earth,” according to the 411 concert press release.

She followed her tour with Knopfler with a string of dates with John Prine, a full orchestral show with Brandi Carlile, a collaboration with her father Greg Brown — who is known for his folk music — and her own headlining tour of Australia.

“The quote from Mark Knopfler really says it all,” Coudret said. “She’s just got this amazing vibe; it seems completely natural, but it’s something very few people can do.”

Seth Hanson, an 18-year-old singer songwriter and Northfield resident who does a radio show on KYMN, will do the opening set for Brown.

“We really like to have local artists as a continuing part of the series,” Rustad said. “We were really pleased that Seth could do this show.”

One aspect of the show that will remain the same as the first installment of the 411 concert series is the small, intimate setting at the Northfield Arts Guild.

“It will be the same type of setting as the John Gorka concert,” Rustad said. “That’s one thing that makes this show so great. It’s an opportunity to be close to these amazing artists in an intimate setting.”

Coudret agrees that the show is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

“If you like live music, this show is going to blow you away,” Coudret said.

Reach reporter Ashley Klemer at 645-1115 or follow her on Twitter.com @AshleyKlemer.

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