Meet Crowes Pasture
"A Banjo-Guitar Romance"
Roots - Infused Contemporary Folk
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 has 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 Small Glories and The Kennedys, and performed at a number of renowned east coast music venues including Club Passim, Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockwood Music Hall, The Bull Run, and Circle of Friends Coffeehouse. To round out the year, Crowes Pasture was 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. 2020 hasn't started out too shabby, either; Crowes Pasture has already been named finalists for Best Group/Duo in the International Acoustic Music Awards!
With a tour schedule that continues to fill by the day, 2020 isn't showing any signs of slowing down. This year will bring Crowes Pasture to the United Kingdom and Canada. And, of course, they will continue sharing their music in New England, and in many new venues throughout the United States.
Fun Fact: The duo takes its name from a salt marsh known as Crowes Pasture, hidden away on the north side of Cape Cod, where the ocean tides recede twice a day to reveal intricate patterns on the shifting sands. To Monique and Andy, this recurring cycle of creation and discovery evokes their own musical journey.