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As Crowes Pasture, partners Monique Byrne and Andy Rogovin spin their soprano and tenor voices into gossamer harmonies, then weave them into delicately textured arrangements featuring his guitar and her clawhammer banjo. On their new album, Don’t Blink, their silken melodies and soulful lyrics are further enhanced by three guest fiddlers and coproducer Eric M Lichter’s multi-instrumental contributions. On the gently unfolding title tune, the folk/Americana duo reflect on the fleeting nature of time and the importance of savoring precious moments, a theme ribboning through several tracks on the album — including their moving cover of Bruce Springsteen’s “If I Should Fall Behind.”

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What others are saying

"In just six short years, Crowes Pasture has established themselves as a force to be reckoned with in the folk and Americana scene. Their previous releases have garnered critical acclaim and chart success, and Don’t Blink is sure to follow suit. With their impeccable musicianship, heartfelt songwriting, and ethereal harmonies, Monique Byrne and Andy Rogovin have created a work of art that is destined to leave a lasting impact on listeners."                                                                                                                                 ——Hollywood Digest 

 “. . . a duo that’s rurally expressive & has a genuine instinctive unifying feel . . . a wholly vintage vocal parfait.”                                                                                                      ——Americana Highways 

“Their roots-infused contemporary folk sound connects audiences through universal experiences.”                                                                                                                                 ——Music Mecca 

“Don’t Blink is certain to be an important anchor as I contemplate the rest of my journey.  This is deep stuff.”                                                                                                                            ——Hot Wax

“Simplicity and sincerity, along with a perfect harmonic blend of two voices, make the sound of Crowes Pasture something to treasure. Add to that two of the loveliest people you'd ever want to know and you have something very special. This is how music was meant to be.”                                                                            —— Al Kniola, The Back Porch, 88.1 WVPE Public Radio

“The songwriting too is of the highest grade; with Get While The Getting's Good, 
Caregiver and especially You At Every Age being subjects not that common in Contemporary music; but Crowes Pasture take these themes and turn them into something very special ...”                                                                                            —— The Rocking Magpie 

“The silky blend of Andy and Monique’s voices suggest Simon & Garfunkel or 
Alison Krauss & Union Station.”-                                                                                —— The Rock Doctor 

“Don’t Blink is a masterful journey through contemporary folk, with strummed 
guitars, plucked banjo and their luscious vocals, which intertwine, harmonize and 
float free.”                                                                                                                              —— The Old Grey Cat 

“The two folk musicians have melded their vocals into a shimmering torrent of 
soul and grace.”                                                                                                       —— The Music Mecca

“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 "For the Sake of the Song" concert series

"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



2023: July Folk Chart  - No. 6 Album, No. 7 Song, No. 8 Artist 
2022: ROOTS ACT OF THE YEAR Nominee, New England Music Awards  
2022: Folk Alliance Region Midwest (FARM) Folk DJ Showcase Artist 
2022: Folk Alliance International Official Alternates Showcase Artist 
2021: Best Group/Duo Finalist, International Acoustic Music Awards (A Virtue and a Call)  
2020: Best Group/Duo Finalist, International Acoustic Music Awards (Slow It Down)  
2019: June Folk Chart  - No. 5 Album, No. 1, 8 Songs, No. 8 Artist 
2019: TOP ALBUMS OF THE YEAR, Folk Alliance International Folk Charts (Slow It Down)  
2019: AMERICANA ARTIST OF THE YEAR Nominee, Boston Music Awards  
2019: ROOTS ACT OF THE YEAR Nominee, New England Music Awards  
2019: Best Song of the Month Finalists, Songwriters Universe (Slow It Down)  
2018 & 2019: Finalists in CT Folk Festival Auditions  
2017: Winners of Linden Tree Coffeehouse Winter Folk Potpourri Contest  
2017: October Folk DJ Chart - No. 7 Album, No. 3 Song, No. 8 Artist 
2016: Folk DJ Charts - No. 20 Album 
2016: Top 10 songs on OurStage online radio Americana charts, January and February 
2015:  #1 Song on OurStage online radio Americana charts for December 2015 (Madison)