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:

April 24th  —  Montréal, QC  — La Vitrola w/ Michael Hurley

May 14th  —  Toronto, ON  —  The Great Hall w/ The Weather Station

May 22nd  —  Wakefield, QC  —  Black Sheep Inn w/ The Weather Station 


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.

+++    TICKETS    +++

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!




A very happy release day to Denver!  We’re quite pleased to release their second album, Rowdy Love, today.  Listen up, folks.  This is a damn fine record.  Produced by Blitzen Trapper frontman (and longtime Denver collaborator) Eric Earley at Type Foundry Studio, Rowdy Love is a knockout follow-up to their 2012 debut.  We can’t wait for you to get yer hands on this one.

Be sure to grab it in the form of your choice (LP/CD/Digi) from the outlet of your choice.  Some options:

Mama Bird store:
Your local record store: Down the street

DENVER: ROWDY LOVE pre-orders available now!


Pre-order DENVER’s new record, ROWDY LOVE, on LP/CD/Digi and get an immediate download of the new single, “Carry On.” We can’t wait to get these beauties to you! Badass artwork from the Kyler Martz (LPs include poster insert!). Damn, these suckers look good. Oh, and it’s a killer record. Yup. Do it.

DENVER: paste premieres “CARRY ON”

We’re dang pleased to announce the release of Denver’s second record, Rowdy Love, on July 15th. This is one hell of a record and we cannot wait to get it into your hands. Produced by Blitzen Trapper’s Eric Earley at Adam Selzer’s Type Foundry Studio, Rowdy Love is their first proper studio album. In the meantime, Paste Magazine was kind enough to premiere the first single for y’all! Enjoy “Carry On,” share with yer people, and check out their NW summer tour dates below. Portland, get yer release tickets ASAP!

7/17-18  —  LONG BEACH, WA  —  Adrift Hotel
7/19  —  PORTLAND, OR  —  Mississippi Studios (Record Release Party) w/ Michael Hurley!
7/24-26  —  CARNATION, WA  —  Timber! Music Festival w/ Charles Bradley, J. Mascis, Damien Jurado, etc…
7/27  —  SEATTLE, WA  —  Tractor Tavernw/ Low Hums
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