MYRIAM GENDRON: NPR premieres “SOLACE” video


BIG thanks to NPR Music and Lars Gotrich for premiering the music video for “Solace”, off Myriam Gendron‘s debut Not So Deep as a Well. The stirring stop-motion animation fits the track beautifully. From Myriam about the piece:

“The music video for ‘Solace’ was created by two Montreal-based artists, Anick Beaulieu and Gigi Perron. Gigi mostly draws and paints, and Anick makes short films when she’s not working at her fishing camp in Temiscaming (western Quebec). They make a great team: Gigi has a thousand ideas per minute, and Anick is very meticulous and has a great sense of rhythm. ‘Solace’ is their third project together. They used the stop-motion technique for this video. It contains, more or less, 3,600 photos. It was made on three superimposed window panes with black sesame seeds and collages of old prints.”

Order Not So Deep as a Wellbuy “Solace” on iTunes or stream on Spotify.


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Howdy all,

It’s hard to express just how honored I am to work with a songwriter like Barna Howard and to share Quite A Feelin’ with y’all today. It seems funny to say this about such a great friend and collaborator, but I truly believe that Barna is a future legend. The sincerity, poetry and ease of his songwriting is just exceptional. Quite A Feelin’ is a timeless album that simply transcends eras and genres. Whether you buy or stream it, just spend a little time with Barna’s songs. I hope they consistently hit you as hard as they hit me.

Thank you, friends,
Vincent (Label Manager / Head Honcho / Chief Knucklehead)


BARNA HOWARD: “INDIANA ROSE” premieres on my old kentucky blog

Quite A Feelin’, the follow up to Barna Howard‘s brilliant debut, is due out on May 18th and My Old Kentucky Blog was kind enough to premiere the first single, “Indiana Rose.” The track is also available as an instant download when you pre-order the album digitally on iTunes HERE. Physical pre-orders coming soon!

“A master storyteller … These are mature, timeless songs, with strains of Kris Kristofferson, Townes Van Zandt and John Prine, that could’ve been hauled out of any of the past six decades.”The Guardian

Track listing:

  1. Indiana Rose
  2. Bitter Side Of Blue
  3. Hands Like Gloves
  4. Notches On A Frame
  5. Quite A Feelin’
  6. Whistle Show
  7. Then And There
  8. Rooster Still Crows
  9. Pull Us Back Or Wind Us Up
  10. Lend Me A Moment



Myriam Gendron’s stunning debut, Not So Deep as a Well, is now available on Compact Disc. The CD features two previously unreleased bonus tracks. “Bric-à-brac” and “The Small Hours” are two more brilliant interpretations of Dorothy Parker poems. You can order the CD from us HERE.

Both tracks are also featured on a beautiful, limited 7″ record from L’Oie de Cravan  & Feeding Tube Records.

Download her set on CKUT HERE and watch her perform one of the new songs on CIBL show Catherine et Laurent HERE (she plays Bric-à-Brac @ 34:58).

Spring tour dates:


SWEETLIGHT SOCIAL: Tom Brosseau & Barna Howard


We’ve teamed up with our friends at Generous to offer a sliding scale pay system for the first Sweetlight Social, featuring two brilliant songwriters, Tom Brosseau & Barna Howard.

Starting at $1, you can support the event, even if you can’t make it (you’ll get a Mama Bird mix as a big thanks!). Slide further along the scale and you’ll unlock new items like your show ticket, a drink ticket, a food ticket, VIP front row seating, and even a fresh new Mama Bird tee!

ALSO, 5% of all proceeds go to My Voice Music, a nonprofit organization that engages youth in music and performance in order to promote self-esteem, social skills and emotional expression.

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This first Sweetlight Social will take place on Friday, March 6th at the Alberta Abbey in Portland, Ore. Doors and happy hour open from 7 to 8pm. Show begins promptly at 8. No late comers will be allowed entry until intermission. This show will be 21+.

SWEETLIGHT SOCIAL : a concert series


Heya friends,

We’re so dang pleased to announce the SWEETLIGHT SOCIAL, our brand new concert and video series. Here’s the deal:

Our vision is to showcase great songwriters (genre non-specific) in their ideal light, their “sweetlight,” if you will. Each event will take place in a different non-traditional concert venue in the Portland area – think churches, old theaters, boathouses, barns and so on. Sound and atmosphere will be crucial.

Personally, I want to create an event where there is both a time to kick it and a time to truly focus on an artist’s craft.

Each Social will feature two artists. Performances will be seated, but there will also be a social element. We’ll have locally sourced food and beverages available before, between and after each set. Think of this as a theatrical event of sorts. We expect y’all to dress nice and behave yourselves (sort of / not really).

MARCH 6th at the ALBERTA ABBEY will be the first. The two performers will be announced shortly with a ticket link to follow.

My very very best,
Label Manager / Head Honcho / Chief Knucklehead


We just realized we never posted the official video for “Timber, Nails And Tears,” the heartbreaking closer off Barna Howard’s debut. The video, by Nick Farago at Light Fighter Film, was compiled of found public domain film, resulting in a devastating, beautiful story of family, love, small town nostalgia and the cruel interruption of war.

Barna Howard’s self-titled debut is available HERE.


Today we release a big ole Deluxe Edition of Wild Pack, the impressive Mama Bird debut of the country-folk-roots-rock-traveling-family band Quiet Life. This edition includes the following four unearthed and remixed B-sides from the Wild Pack sessions:

  1. “Pozo”
  2. “Wild Pack Of Wolves,” a gypsy jazz take on the album’s title track
  3. “Ohio,” a folkier version of “Record Time”
  4. “Big Mistake”

Thanks to the nice folks at Brooklyn Vegan for premiering “Big Mistake” for y’all.

The Deluxe Edition will be available for JUST $4.99 at iTunes until the New Year!



MYRIAM GENDRON: in-studio video of “THRENODY”

Here she is, finally. Myriam Gendron performs “Threnody” off this year’s incredible debut, Not So Deep as a Well. Simple and stunning, the video was shot and edited by Antoine Peuchmaurd, and Antoine Cloutier-Bélisle at Studio Victor in Montreal.

The full album, comprised of Myriam’s compositions of Dorothy Parker’s poetry, is available in our store, or at iTunes, Amazon, eMusic, Spotify, rDio, etc etc…

QUIET LIFE: esquire premieres “HOUSEBROKEN MAN,” pre-order album now

Esquire has premiered “Housebroken Man,” the first single and title track off Quiet Life‘s new EP. The track features guest vocals by the tremendously talented Cary Ann Hearst of Shovels & Rope. From Esquire’s James Joiner:

“Music that sounds like your best friends made it, and you’re sharing an inside joke, but it’s also damn good. A little bit country, a little bit rock n’ roll.”

Take a listen below and follow this link to pre-order the album now: GET IT!


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