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Brown Bird is not a folk band
Brown Bird's David Lamb and MorganEve Swain challenge themselves (and anyone who still insists on calling them a folk band) on their stunning new album, Fits of Reason (via local label Supply & Demand).
The Warren duo crank it up and get cerebral on Fits of Reason
| April 05, 2013
Brown Bird shape the sound of human existence
Last fall, Brown Bird officially downsized to two incredibly-talented partners in vocalist/guitarist/percussionist David Lamb and MorganEve Swain handling fiddle, cello, upright bass, and vocals.
Ghosts in the marina
| May 27, 2011
Review: Joe Fletcher & the Wrong Reasons' dazzling new disc
Joe Fletcher & the Wrong Reasons trump their impressive 2007 debut Bury Your Problems with the forthcoming White Lighter . The disc features an all-star array of acclaimed local artists chipping in — and was completed with the aid of fans who hel
White light, white heat
| December 03, 2010
Local heroes, ’09 edition
The Rhode Island music community flourished in 2009, with new full-lengths from the Coming Weak, California Smile, and the pride of Cranston West and official big-leaguers Monty Are I, who released Break Through the Silence in September.
From Suicide Bill & the Liquors to Roz Raskin & the Rice Cakes
| December 25, 2009
Since their start in the middle of the decade, Brown Bird have been one of the region's go-to chamber-folk outfits, with a couple of dark and stormy albums earning them a following in various nooks of New England. The release of their latest album, Th
Brown Bird and South China fracture and cohere
| December 04, 2009
Brown Bird in Williamsburg
Along with other Mainers in Brooklyn this weekend playing at the Slumberland Records 20th anniversary celebration, Maine/Rhode Island chamber-folk standouts Brown Bird were also in the borough, playing the narrow Williamsburg bar Spike Hill Sunday nigh
| November 20, 2009
Running with the Devil
The surge of locally-harvested folk/roots/Americana acts flourishing in Rhode Island continues.
Making a connection with Brown Bird
| October 30, 2009
A Peapod grows in Portland
Harrity’s albums sound like the work of an invisible hand, and it’s apparent that he likes it that way.
A young label sports sonic wisdom
| May 07, 2008
Lamb may insist he’s an everyman — “My heart is valve and ventricle and flesh” — but this Brown Bird truly soars.
Brown Bird return on the spring winds with an aching beauty
| April 16, 2008
| May 18, 2007
The cozy and contemplative folk of Brown Bird couldn’t be more at home at Portland’s newest venue, the Soundpost.
Music Seen, at the Soundpost, March 12
| March 21, 2007
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