Brown Bird
June 17, 2013 5:56 PM   Subscribe

Dave Lamb and MorganEve Swain are Brown Bird, a band from Rhode Island with a dark, rootsy, foot-stomping sound. Although Brown Bird has been around since 2003, they have enjoyed a recent increase of popularity, culminating in the April 2013 release of a new album, Fits of Reason, and a national tour to promote it. Just weeks into the tour, though, Lamb was diagnosed with leukemia, and the tour (and the band) were put on hiatus while Lamb undergoes chemotherapy.

Some favorite performances:

Fingers to the Bone

Blood of Angels (live)

Jackson (Johnny Cash cover; live)

End of Days
posted by quiet coyote (6 comments total) 20 users marked this as a favorite
Neat. This is the sort of Raylan and Boyd Just Had A Fight In The Woods music I like but drives my wife insane. Here's hoping the weather clears up soon so I can sit on my porch with some lemonade, shine, and this for a long listen.
posted by robocop is bleeding at 6:09 PM on June 17, 2013

I like this immensely, quiet coyote. Thank you!
posted by Harvey Kilobit at 6:22 PM on June 17, 2013

Never heard these folks before, but I love the sound! Thanks QC.
posted by slappy_pinchbottom at 6:26 PM on June 17, 2013

I saw Brown Bird come through with Yonder Mountain String Band and was impressed with their great sound and energy. I went and gobbled up most of their music. By the Reins is a particular favorite of mine.

I hadn't heard about the cancer (fuck cancer). Thanks for the post spreading the word on their great music.
posted by doctoryes at 6:44 PM on June 17, 2013

I was introduced to them via author Caitlin R. Kiernan, who is a big fan of the band. Glad to see them on the Blue!
posted by Kitteh at 4:35 AM on June 18, 2013

More info at Sing Out!
posted by omnidrew at 6:52 AM on June 18, 2013

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