Pieta co-wrote and sings on the track, "Fortune Teller", on Calexico's Algiers CD, out September 11, 2012 on Anti- Records
Pieta took the cover photo for Iris DeMent's first CD in sixteen years, Sing the Delta, out October 2, 2012
2011 was a year of praises and recognition for Pieta:
• Acoustic Guitar Magazine's Essential Acoustic Albums of 2011
• American Songwriter's Top 50 Albums and Top 50 Songs of 2011
• CMT's (Country Music Television) Cool Album Cuts
The critically acclaimed An Acoustic Café Evening Tour is back in 2012 featuring return performances by Carrie Rodriguez and Erin McKeown (January), Pieta Brown (February). This year Kelly Joe Phelps will join them on the tour. see the tour dates >>
"If any one album had the glow of quiet greatness around it in 2011, this is it. Brown's voice is a warm revelation, one that can start as a whisper but turns into the spiritual... in a just universe this woman would be a household word. She can bring unbelievers to their knees in one verse, and show the path out of darkness. Keep hoping."
- Bill Bentley, The Morton Report, "My Favorite Albums of 2011" Pieta Brown's Mercury
New CD, Mercury. Recorded out in the country west of Nashville in just three days, Pieta's new album features Grammy-winning producer/player Richard Bennett (Mark Knopfler, Steve Earle, Emmylou Harris), bassist Glenn Worf (Mark Knopfler, Aaron Neville, Tammy Wynette), drummer Chad Cromwell (Neil Young, Mark Knopfler), multi-instrumentalist David Mansfield (Bob Dylan, T-Bone Burnett, Johnny Cash), her long-time collaborator Bo Ramsey (Lucinda Williams, Greg Brown) and an appearance by Mark Knopfler on electric guitar on the track "So Many Miles".
Featured on/in NPR (including Mountain Stage, E-town, Woodsongs, World Cafe Live and others), Paste, Harp, No Depression, American Songwriter and many more
Concert pairings with Mark Knopfler, JJ Cale, John Prine, Ani Difranco, Calexico, University of Northern Iowa Symphony, Brandi Carlile and more