“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.”
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
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
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
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!"
“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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