As the roots-infused, contemporary folk duo Crowes Pasture, 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). Two of the duo’s songs have hit the #3 spot on the National Folk DJ Charts - Edge of America (October 2017) and Paul Simon’s Hazy Shade of Winter (December 2018). The 2017 album, Edge of America, reached #7 on the National Folk DJ Charts and landed a spot on the Folk DJ Top Albums of 2017. Bill Copeland Music News praises the album, saying “there is an earnestness of purpose in these songs that remind of all the great ballads and folklore that define [the folk] genre.” More than beautiful recordings, 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.”