Pieta Brown, the daughter of Iowa folk legend Greg Brown, takes a similarly rootsy approach to her music, though her voice is reminiscent of a sultrier Sheryl Crow rather than her dad’s deep growl. 2007’s Remember The Sun, the best work of her career so far, moved her firmly from promising songwriter to a solid creator of heartland folk-rock. She followed that up by contributing guest vocals on Calexico’s Carried To Dust and putting out a full-length, One And All. Released on Minneapolis label Red House Records (which was founded by the elder Brown), the record was recorded mostly live in Iowa City, with Brown herself in the producer’s chair. It’s a beautifully sparse record, brimming with sad isolation, especially on the track “Wishes Falling Through The Rain.” Her newest for Red House, Mercury, continued in the stripped-down tradition of her previous work, and was recorded in only three days.