Two days ago, LaTosha Brown probably wouldn't have considered herself famous. But that may change soon -- since YouTube featured her impromptu performance of the spiritual "I Know I've Been Changed" yesterday, the video has racked up almost 500,000 views (and counting).
The video is part of a series by local label Porto Franco Records. Label cofounder Peter Varshavsky wrote in an e-mail that Porto Franco just tries to "promote everything we like," mostly but not exclusively music and artists from the Bay Area.
Hit the jump to get all tingly from watching it.
The arrangement is simple, featuring Brown on vocals, Myles Boisen on guitar, and Lawrence Sieberth on piano, but the sparse sound gives plenty of room for her killer voice. It was shot during a break from recording an album by S.F. regular Mark Growden, on which Brown is singing backup. According to Varshavsky, the song will be available on iTunes today or tomorrow.