“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
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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.”
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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 four years time, Crowes Pasture has quickly been making waves with two EPs and three full-length albums. They have been featured on the Joe Val Bluegrass Festival Showcase Stage for four years running, performed at Club Passim, and were finalists in the 2019 and 2018 CT Folk Festival Competition. Their music has achieved airplay on over 70 stations nationwide and they’ve been featured on radio shows as far and wide as Tufts Freeform Radio in Boston to the national podcast, Sundilla Radio Hour.
Crowes Pasture has an intimacy about their live performances. The romantic clawhammer banjo playing by Monique and expressive guitar picking by Andy are enlivened by their personal chemistry and emotionally expressive vocals. Nick Noble, host of “The Folk Revival” on WICN-FM, has praised the duo for their “lovely harmonies and a passionate approach to musical performance.”
**Crowes Pasture is available as a trio with a fiddler for select shows
Awards & Recognition
2019: Crowes Pasture nominated for ROOTS ACT OF THE YEAR in New England Music Awards
2019: "Slow It Down" makes incredible debut on International Folk DJ Charts for the month of June! >>> #1 SONG "Slow It Down", #8 Song "Mercy Now", #23 Song "Is This Love", #5 ALBUM "Slow It Down", #8 TOP ARTIST FOR THE MONTH!
"Crowes Pasture Accomplish Much When They Slow It Down" (Review from Bill Copeland)
2019: "Slow It Down" Released
2019: Newton's Crowes Pasture is at Club Passim (Interview by Ed Symkus)
2019: Best Song of the Month Finalists, as chosen by Songwriters Universe for the title track of the new album, "Slow It Down"
2019: Finalists in CT Folk Festival Auditions
2018: # 3 Song (Hazy Shade of Winter) on National Folk DJ Chart for December
2018: "Hazy Shade of Winter" (Single) Released
2018: Finalists in CT Folk Festival Auditions
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 added to Folk DJ, Chris Kocher's list of Favorite Music of 2017
2017: #7 Album (Edge of America) on National Folk DJ Chart for October
2017: #3 Song (Edge of America) on National Folk DJ Chart for October
2017: "Edge of America" Released
2016: "Rambling Round: A Woody Guthrie Tribute" Released
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's self-titled CD named one of Folk DJ Top Folk Albums
2016: Crowes Pasture named one of Folk DJ Top Folk Artists
2016: "Crowes Pasture" Released
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 2015
2015: "Best Believe" Released
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