Two Dark Birds

A great preview for our July 3 show at Colony Cafe in this week’s Woodstock Times from writer John Burdick —  read the full article.
"Acoustic and Minimalist at their core but expansive in their rainbow of detail, the arrangements approach the Baroque/folk elegance of “Ophelia” and the best of the Band. Steve Koester’s songs are attuned to (sometimes dark) American myth and supported by dusty and lush, ornate and noirish textures that remind me of nothing so much as Feast of Wire-era Calexico, with more New York and less Southwest. (This is intended, and we hope received, as very high praise indeed.)
In Koester’s songs and in his delivery, you will hear the imprint of the broken-but-not-beaten American Bard, from Parsons and Van Zandt to Tweedy. Koester takes on the populist challenge of the form: how to be at once folk-accessible and lit-deep, how to wed image to experience and emotion without ever getting too fine or too poetic for the idiom. Koester hits the mark again and again, especially when exploring darker themes and archetypal narratives in songs like ‘Lake Algonquin,’ ‘Ryder Hollow’ and the inspired hill-folk haiku of the title track. It’s also an album of subtle and spiritually inflected love-and-loss songs, such as the tandout track ‘Song for Clementine.’” 

A great preview for our July 3 show at Colony Cafe in this week’s Woodstock Times from writer John Burdick —  read the full article.

"Acoustic and Minimalist at their core but expansive in their rainbow of detail, the arrangements approach the Baroque/folk elegance of “Ophelia” and the best of the Band. Steve Koester’s songs are attuned to (sometimes dark) American myth and supported by dusty and lush, ornate and noirish textures that remind me of nothing so much as Feast of Wire-era Calexico, with more New York and less Southwest. (This is intended, and we hope received, as very high praise indeed.)

In Koester’s songs and in his delivery, you will hear the imprint of the broken-but-not-beaten American Bard, from Parsons and Van Zandt to Tweedy. Koester takes on the populist challenge of the form: how to be at once folk-accessible and lit-deep, how to wed image to experience and emotion without ever getting too fine or too poetic for the idiom. Koester hits the mark again and again, especially when exploring darker themes and archetypal narratives in songs like ‘Lake Algonquin,’ ‘Ryder Hollow’ and the inspired hill-folk haiku of the title track. It’s also an album of subtle and spiritually inflected love-and-loss songs, such as the tandout track ‘Song for Clementine.’” 

#twodarkbirds #bsplounge #kingstonny sat nite at 8pm

Two Dark Birds (duo) at BSP in Kingston, NY with The Warp / The Weft. 
Saturday June 14, 8 pm. 
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Two Dark Birds (duo) at BSP in Kingston, NY with The Warp / The Weft. 

Saturday June 14, 8 pm. 

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#mckittrickhotel #sleepnomore #chelsea #manderlaybar Sunday June 8 @ 9 pm

#mckittrickhotel #sleepnomore #chelsea #manderlaybar Sunday June 8 @ 9 pm

The John Burroughs Mountain Orchestra #preview #slabsides

Tracking #twodarkbirds  #littlehouse

Tracking #twodarkbirds #littlehouse

#margaritasYmusica
Wednesday evening in the BK — April 30 at 7:30 pm
#twodarkbirds #laesquina

#margaritasYmusica

Wednesday evening in the BK — April 30 at 7:30 pm

#twodarkbirds #laesquina

Steve will be performing a song from Sister Lovers. Don’t forget your ludes…
Join us at the Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, 36 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY, for a fabulous FREE event with widely published local author Holly George-Warren, whose just-released A Man Called Destruction: The Life and Music of Alex Chilton, is receiving raves. Stories, discussion and live music spanning Chilton's career from Robert Burke Warren, Mark Lerner, John Burdick, and other guest musicians, includingSpike Priggen and Steve Koester.More info

Steve will be performing a song from Sister Lovers. Don’t forget your ludes…

Join us at the Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, 36 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY, for a fabulous FREE event with widely published local author Holly George-Warren, whose just-released A Man Called Destruction: The Life and Music of Alex Chilton, is receiving raves. Stories, discussion and live music spanning Chilton's career from Robert Burke Warren, Mark Lerner, John Burdick, and other guest musicians, includingSpike Priggen and Steve Koester.

More info