CROWES PASTURE

“With voices blended in lovely harmonies and a passionate approach to musical performance, Crowes Pasture evokes memories of classic folk duos like Ian & Sylvia, while simultaneously staking out creative new ground as part of the 21st century folk scene in New England."

— Nick Noble, host of "The Folk Revival" on WICN, Worcester, MA

ABOUT CROWES PASTURE

 

50 WORD DESCRIPTION:

A roots-infused, Contemporary Folk duo, Crowes Pasture (Monique Byrne & Andy Rogovin)  performs original music and eye-opening covers that reflect a mutual passion, sense of discovery and celebration of life.  Their tightly blended vocal harmonies are mixed with an expressive instrumental style that is best described as a “banjo-guitar romance.” 

SHORT BIO:

Monique Byrne and Andy Rogovin perform original music and eye-opening covers that reflect a mutual passion, sense of discovery and celebration of life. Their tightly blended vocal harmonies are mixed with an expressive instrumental style that is best described as "a banjo-guitar romance." Crowes Pasture’s style of escapist folk transports and connects listeners through universal experiences in their “skillfully crafted, emotional songwriting” (Chris Eastburn, award-winning composer). 

In just five years time, Crowes Pasture have quickly made waves with two EPs and three full-length albums.  Their latest CD, "Slow It Down", was released in June 2019 at the legendary Club Passim. Since its release, the title track earned Crowes Pasture a #1 song, and the album debuted at #5 on the International Folk DJ Charts. They also had a #8 song for their cover of Mary Gauthier's "Mercy Now", a #23 song for their cover of Bob Marley's "Is This Love", and they were the #8 Top Artist for June.  2019 opened some exciting doors as well for the duo; they were a supporting act for The Kennedys and The Small Glories, and performed at a number of incredible venues including Club Passim, Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockwood Music Hall, The Bull Run, and Circle of Friends Coffeehouse.  Crowes Pasture has been honored with nominations as Roots Act of the Year in the New England Music Awards, and Americana Artist of the Year in the Boston Music Awards for 2019. They were named finalists for Best Group/Duo in the 2020 International Acoustic Music Awards, and currently find themselves as finalists once again for Best Group/Duo in the 2021 IAMAs, for their song “A Virtue and a Call”.

**Crowes Pasture is available as a trio with a fiddler for select shows

LIVE PERFORMANCE / VIDEO

HIGHLIGHTS

ALBUM/SONGS:

Songs on the Folk Alliance International Folk Chart: 

Slow It Down - #1 song, June 2019 
Edge of America, #3 song, Oct 2017 
Hazy Shade - #3 song, Dec 2018 
Quarantine - #5 song, Jan 2021 
Is this Love - #7 song, Feb 2021 
Mercy Now - #8 song, June 2019 
Song for Woody - #9 song, July 2021 
Catch the Wind, #12 song, Oct 2017 
Forever Young - #17 song, May 2021 

ALBUM RELEASES:

Slow It Down, 2019  (Debuts at # 5, FAI Folk Charts, June 2019) 
Edge of America, 2017  (Debuts at #7, FAI Folk Charts, Oct 2017) 
Rambling Round (Tribute to Woody Guthrie), 2016 
Crowes Pasture, Self-Titled (Debuts at #20, FAI Folk Charts, June 2016) 
Best Believe (EP), 2015 

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS:

2021: Crowes Pasture named Finalists for Best             Group/Duo in the International Acoustic               Music Awards for song, "A Virtue and a                 Call". 

 

2020: "Slow It Down" Recognized by Folk                         Alliance International  as a TOP ALBUM               OF THE YEAR for 2019 

 

2020: Crowes Pasture named Finalists for Best             Group/Duo in the International Acoustic               Music Awards for their song "Slow It                     Down". 

 

2019: "Slow It Down" named on of the Best                     Albums of 2019 by The Back Porch 

 

2019: Crowes Pasture nominated for                               AMERICANA ARTIST OF THE YEAR in                   Boston Music Awards 

 

2019: Crowes Pasture nominated for ROOTS                 ACT OF THE  YEAR in New England                       Music Awards 

 

2019:  Slow it Down named Best Song of the                 Month Finalists, by Songwriters Universe 

 

2018 & 2019: Finalists in CT Folk Festival                       Auditions 

 

2017: Winners of Linden Tree Coffeehouse                     Winter Folk Potpourri Contest 

 

2017: Crowes Pasture named one of the Folk                 DJ Top Folk Artists of the year 

 

2017: "Edge of America" named one of the Folk             DJ Top Folk Albums of the year 

 

2017: "Edge of America" album named Folk DJ,             Chris Kocher's list of Favorite Music of                 2017 

 

2016: Crowes Pasture's self-titled CD on                         Sundilla Radio Hour's list of favorite                       albums of 2016 

 

2016: Chosen as one of Folk DJ Nick Noble's                 top 15 albums of the year 

 

2016: Crowes Pasture named one of Folk DJ                 Top Folk Artists 

 

2016: "Madison" one of Top 10 songs on                          OurStage online  radio Americana charts              for the months of January and                                February 

 

2015: "Madison" reaches  #1 on OurStage                        online  radio  Americana charts for                        December

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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING...

"New England banjo-and-guitar duo Crowes Pasture take their name from a wonderful Cape Cod beach in Massachusetts, USA. Monique Byrne and Andy Rogovin’s album, Edge Of America is peppered with fabulous harmonies and beautiful instrumentation, and their sensitive songwriting weaves around the anthemic material of Dylan, Donovan and Cohen; it’s pure Americana. FolkWales verdict: Thumbs up!" 

-Folk Wales Online Magazine

“An uncanny blend of voices… the duo sound born to mesh their voices. His, a handsome, sandpapery timbre, and hers, angelic, with a lovely wilt.” 
-Bill Copeland Music News

"Crowes Pasture song, Madison, is reminiscent of the great alt-country band, the Jayhawks, particularly in the vocal blend, just really tight, close harmonies, in the Everly Brothers style.  You can hear a little Gillian Welch/Dave Rawlings in there as well.” 
-Patrick Coman, WUMB Radio Host of "Local Folk" and founder of concert series "For the Sake of the Song"

"Superb songwriting, harmony singing, prosody, performance, good taste and downright adorability make Crowes Pasture the best thing to come out of Newton since Fig Newtons. Listen to the anthemic "Madison," and you'll know why we're hooked." 
-Rebecca Hall & Ken Anderson of Hungrytown, Nationally touring, award-winning Folk duo

"What a dynamic duo!  Skillfully crafted, emotional songwriting, compelling vocals and tasty accompaniment abound.  The fact that they are husband and wife and successfully weave this all together with an approachable, laid back stage presence makes it all the more inviting and real." 
-Chris Eastburn, award-winning composer & arranger

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