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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
By CHRIS CONTI  |  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
By CHRIS CONTI  |  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
By CHRIS CONTI  |  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
By CHRIS CONTI  |  December 25, 2009

Winged migration

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
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  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
Road Trip
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  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
By CHRIS CONTI  |  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
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  May 07, 2008

Hitting Bottom

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
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  April 16, 2008

Flying free

By  |  May 18, 2007

Brown Bird

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
By IAN PAIGE  |  March 21, 2007