Pieta Brown and Lucie Thorne bring Love Over Gold to CSPS Wednesday

Pieta Brown
Pieta Brown opens for Jason Weinberger and the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra in 2010 — photo by Jason Weinberger

Pieta Brown is bringing her latest music project, Love Over Gold, to the grand CSPS stage in Cedar Rapids Wednesday. The two-piece project consists of Brown and Australian folk singer Lucie Thorne and, curiously enough, seems to take its name from the Dire Straits 1982 song and album. It’s worth noting that Brown toured with Dire Straits frontman Mark Knopfler in 2011 for his Get Lucky album, and he returned the favor by adding some signature guitars to Brown’s latest solo album Mercury.

Brown first met singer songwriter Lucie Thorne during her first tour down under and the two became fast friends. Lucie Thorne is an established artist herself with six albums under her belt since 1998.

The two came together in Iowa City and recorded with studio virtuoso John Svec at EarthTone Studio resulting in Fall To Rise — ten beautifully breezy acoustic tracks with the pretty whispery harmonies of Brown and Thorne. We’re used to hearing Brown helping out with backing vocals, but hearing her share vocal duties with Thorne is satisfying in how complementary they are.

Brown and Thorne will take the stage at 7 p.m. for a Fall to Rise CD release show. Be sure to stop by the Carlo bar for a beverage — they have an impressive selection of beers and wine and non-alcoholic drinks to choose from.