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Six years ago, two girls traveled from New Zealand to New York in pursuit of their own music careers. But when their paths crossed in the East Village, they unearthed a shared passion for storytelling through song.
Soon after, Steph, a masterful songwriter and keys player, and Deva, powerful vocalist, songwriter and daughter of legendary blues musician Taj Mahal, came together to form Fredericks Brown.
Their rich cultural heritage, roots in blues and soul, and that sublime antipodean groove, results in a lyrical narrative that blends strength and vulnerability with startling honesty. And enables compositions that suggest both distance and intimacy.
Together, they have performed alongside Etta James, Grace Potter and The Nocturnals, The Roots, Meshell N’Degeocello, Patti Smith, The Carolina Chocolate Drops, Jean Grae and more. They have worked with artists from Kanye West to Common, Fat Freddy’s Drop to Che Fu. And as part of the CAMI World Blues Tour, this year Fredericks Brown embarked on their very first national tour.
Their latest EP, Glass House Mountains, has been co-created with Brooklyn-based Fen Ikner, and is available now.
From Fredericks Brown’s Website