Tune In: Brown Bird
Every once in awhile a band comes along that moves your heart, legs, arms and lungs around in all the right ways. Let’s face it; we all have experienced the incessant blasting of certain songs or bands for days (ok, weeks or months) at a time.
As for me, my heart strings get a special tugging from a band right out of my own little Rhody: Brown Bird. Their album “Devil Dancing” was the catalyst for my own love affair with this band consisting of the very talented David Lamb and MorganEve Swain. The musical multi-tasking is a wonder to see: Lamb holds down percussion, guitar (or banjo) and lead vocals while Swain flawlessly jumps back and forth between fiddle, upright bass and cello (not to mention vocals in beautiful accord).
Their newest album, “Salt for Salt” was released this past October and as hoped, exceeded expectations. Their foot-stomping music pulls from folk, blues, raw country and even some Eastern European sounds. The album is composed of raucous-y tunes as well as haunting harmonies that make this set list appropriate for whatever mood you might be in.
While listening to “Fingers to the Bone,” chop some firewood.
Listen to “Cast No Shadow,“ and make a hearty stew… preferably a goulash.
“Chairkickers,” is the perfect background music while working on building a canoe in your barn.
Note: All songs sound best when wearing flannel.