Two Dark Birds (CD Release) + Cassidy and the Music


Two Dark Birds (CD Release) + Cassidy and the Music

Cassidy and the Music

Fri · September 29, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$12.00 - $15.00

Off Sale

Two Dark Birds
Two Dark Birds
Due out in September 2017, Bow is the third album from Two Dark Birds, a band from Pakatakan Mountain in The Catskills. Bow is a cycle of songs about openings and awakenings, about the spirit of nature and the nature of spirit. Recorded in Woodstock, NY with Chris Maxwell, Bow was written and performed by Steve Koester with the assistance of a group of Catskill musicians, including Jeff Lipstein (Lia Ices), Josh Roy Brown, Marco Benevento, Carrie Bradley (The Breeders), Sibel Finn (Silver Jews), Don Piper and Jason Mills.

Prior to Two Dark Birds, Koester also fronted the bands Maplewood, Koester & Punchdrunk, who altogether released eleven critically-acclaimed albums and toured extensively throughout the US and Europe. The music has been called "knockout gorgeous" , "strange and beautiful", and "timeless. . . great rock music" and has received glowing reviews everywhere from Fader and Nylon to The Village Voice and The NY Times, showing up on year-end "Best" lists in Magnet, Popmatters, Rhapsody, Disclaimer and more. Koester has also written, recorded and produced a wide variety of songs for film, commercials and TV.

Praise for Two Dark Birds first two albums:

“Strange and beautiful. It’s a record heard best with a beer in hand beneath a star-punched sky.“ - Nylon

"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…’” - Woodstock Times

"…a masterful soundtrack to self-reflection." - Men’s Vogue

"…one of this year’s most subdued and moving releases." -The Big Takeover

“Songs for the New achieves the remarkable feat of rendering domesticity, maturity, and country life every bit as compelling as, say, abandonment, wanton drunkenness, and stealing. The not-so-secret weapon is front man Steve Koester, gifted with the ability to convey shadowy subtext, whether he’s offering tantalizing rearview glances at a reckless past, a paean to the disarming beauty of the Catskill Mountains, or an ode to his daughter.'” - Chronogram

“Steve Koester is a folk singer whose darknesses and frailty are worn on his sleeve, the kind of sorcery you get from living a life in old mountains like the Catskills. He’s got a beautiful album out called Songs for the New.” - yvynyl
Cassidy and the Music
Cassidy, a familiar name on the scene since the 90's, gained recognition as the driving force of the
popular female rock band, Antigone Rising. With her dynamic songwriting know how and lead vocals
that'll stop you in your tracks, she quickly established herself as a major force to be reckoned with.

Without missing a beat, Cassidy and The Music continues with a fresh new mix of
pop/rock, r&b and soul.

Her original composition, "For You', appears on the Demi Lovato album, 'Confident' (2015)

Cassidy was recently chosen for the national tour of "Women Rock" as a featured vocalist,
performing music from the iconic women of rock and roll with philharmonic orchestras across the U.S.

Cassidy is available to perform solo acoustic or band.

Please refer to the links below for more information and accessing music.
Venue Information:
22 Rock City Road
Woodstock, NY, 12498