“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 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 Kennedys and The Small Glories, 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.
**Crowes Pasture is available as a trio with a fiddler for select shows
Awards & Recognition
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
2020: "Hazy Shade of Winter" #23 Song on Folk DJ Chart for January.
2019: "Hazy Shade of Winter" #25 Song on Folk DJ Chart for December.
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" 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!
2019: "Crowes Pasture Accomplish Much When They Slow It Down" (Review from Bill Copeland News)
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: Winners of Linden Tree Coffeehouse Winter Folk Potpourri
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