Two Dark Birds

From Maplewood HQ: 
it must be a very blue moon…
mark and steve are getting together for a rare acoustic set at hifi bar in nyc (the former home of brownies!), as part of the “monday monday” series hosted by don piper. expect some maplewood favorites, along with a few surprises from various back catalogs. which means we have no idea what we’re doing, but we’re excited to figure it out. with you. and with great songwriters Sandy Bell and Louis Schefano on the bill—three non-threateningly short acoustic sets in a place where beer and AC are not known to run out.Monday, July 14HiFi169 Avenue A, NYCshow starts at 8$10more show info here
who is this maplewood? 

From Maplewood HQ: 

it must be a very blue moon…

mark and steve are getting together for a rare acoustic set at hifi bar in nyc (the former home of brownies!), as part of the “monday monday” series hosted by don piper. expect some maplewood favorites, along with a few surprises from various back catalogs. which means we have no idea what we’re doing, but we’re excited to figure it out. with you. and with great songwriters Sandy Bell and Louis Schefano on the bill—three non-threateningly short acoustic sets in a place where beer and AC are not known to run out.

Monday, July 14
HiFi
169 Avenue A, NYC
show starts at 8
$10

more show info here

who is this maplewood? 

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. 
Details

Two Dark Birds (duo) at BSP in Kingston, NY with The Warp / The Weft. 

Saturday June 14, 8 pm. 

Details

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Tracking #twodarkbirds  #littlehouse

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

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

#twodarkbirds #laesquina