Every song on Brown Bird’s new album Salt For Salt seems like it was pulled from the field recordings of Alan Lomax, especially the lead-in track, “Fingers To The Bone”. David Lamb and MorganEve Swain seem content to sing about labor and strife. They encourage listeners to enjoy their album in “a room made out of wood” as to not miss the layers of instrumentation. While Swain spends most of her time playing cello, violin, and double bass, Lamb sits in front of a kick drum outfitted with a woodblock and tambourine on a separate pedal. Though rooted in modern folk, their music also comes with a Turkish or Greek feel.
However, tonight they’ll be appearing in a good old-fashioned building made of rebar and concrete, located in the midst of downtown Norfolk. Come see Brown Bird opening for The Devil Makes Three at The Jewish Mother. All the info can be found here.