Brown Bird

Early Show

Brown Bird

Joe Fletcher & the Wrong Reasons

Tue, February 12, 2013

Doors: 6:30 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY

$10 advance / $12 day of show

This event is 21 and over

Brown Bird - (Set time: 7:30 PM)
Brown Bird
Brown Bird has a tendency towards the dark side. Pulling from the influences of the blues, outlaw country, roots rock, early American folk, Gypsy and Eastern European music, they offer harmonized voices, haunting lyrics and diverse rhythm and instrumentation, which surges in waves that often swell into high-spirited, foot-stomping madness.

Brown Bird began in 2003, while singer/songwriter David Lamb (guitar, banjo, percussion, vocals) was living in Seattle. Lamb has since toured across the country multiple times, and now resides in Rhode Island with his partner MorganEve Swain (vocals, fiddle, cello, upright bass).

Since the 2009 release of their fourth album, 'The Devil Dancing', Brown Bird has toured extensively in the US, and supported The Low Anthem on tour across Europe. The duo is currently working on their fifth full-length to be released this fall, and have recently released their brand new EP, T'he Sound Of Ghosts'. The EP is currently available for streaming or purchase directly from the band at http://brownbird.bandcamp.com , in both digital format and CD.

In addition to touring both coasts this spring and summer in support of The Sound Of Ghosts, Brown Bird recently performed at the Virada Cultural in Sao Paulo, Brazil and has also been invited to perform at the renowned Newport Folk Festival in Rhode Island on July 31st, sharing the bill with the likes of Elvis Costello, EmmyLou Harris, M. Ward, Wanda Jackson, Mavis Staples and many others.
Joe Fletcher & the Wrong Reasons - (Set time: 6:30 PM)
Joe Fletcher & the Wrong Reasons
Wrong Reasons hammer out some rockin' country blues in the vein of Johnny Cash and The Gun Club, while smokey-voiced singer Joe Fletcher sings like he just woke up and can't remember the past week. It's not quite rockabilly or C&W—and it's much too filthy to be roots—but take the best qualities of those genres and you are getting close. If even half of these lyrics are based in fact, let's hope they all share in the redemption they give the listeners
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002
http://mercuryloungenyc.com