In case you haven't noticed, all week we've been showcasing some of the lesser known artists that will be performing at the Newport Folk Festival this year. Today being no exception we bring you Providence's own Brown Bird.
One listen and it'll be pretty clear why they're performing this year, but there's more at work than just traditionalism. There's a complexity and a darkness to this group's music that captivates as much as it occasionally creeps you out. It's dark, lush and intelligent, and I for one can't wait to see what they do in front of a s@#load of people first thing Sunday Morning.
If you're going to Newport, meet us at the Harbor Stage at 11:30, for what is sure to be a fantastic performance. If you're not, why not check out the opening track from their forthcoming album Salt for Salt (out 10/18 on Supply & Demand) and ask yourself some hard questions about why you are missing the Newport Folk Festival this year.
Brown Birds - Fingers To The Bone