Pre-order WIDOWER‘s new CD, Fool Moon, this week and you’ll get an immediate high-quality download in a format of your choice!

Fool Moon will be available on itunes, Amazon, Spotify, etc. on July 30th and in record stores on August 20th. Yip!Yip!



We’ve got a big ole boatload of new Quiet Life tour dates to share with y’all! The boys will be supporting The Head And The Heart on their national tour this fall. Also, if you ain’t heard the “Devil’s Kin” yet make sure to head over to Paste for the premiere. It’s a perfect summer track so download it and get it on them mixtapes!

Confirmed dates below and more to come.

10/21  —  ASHEVILLE, NC *
Orange Peel, 9pm
10/22  —  ST. LOUIS, MO *
The Pageant, 7pm
10/25  —  CHICAGO, IL *
Riviera Theatre, 7pm
10/26  —  MINNEAPOLIS, MN *
First Avenue, 8pm
10/27  —  MINNEAPOLIS, MN *
First Avenue, 7pm
10/28  —  MADISON, WI *
Orpheum Theatre, 6pm
10/29  —  ROYAL OAK, MI *
Royal Oak Music Theatre, 7pm
10/31  —  TORONTO, ON *
The Danforth Music Hall, 8pm
11/4  —  WASHINGTON, DC *
9:30 Club, 7pm
11/5  —  NEW YORK, NY *
Terminal 5, 630pm
11/6  —  NEW YORK, NY *
Webster Hall,  7pm
Union Transfer, 8pm
Union Transfer, 8pm
11/10  —  RALEIGH, NC *
The Ritz Theatre, 630pm
11/12  —  ATLANTA, GA *
Buckhead Theatre, 7pm
11/13  —  NEW ORLEANS, LA *
Tipitina’s, 8pm
11/14  —  HOUSTON, TX *
Warehouse Live Ballroom, 8pm
11/15  —  DALLAS, TX *
South Side Ballroom, 730pm
11/16  —  AUSTIN, TX *
Stubb’s, 7pm
11/17  —  AUSTIN, TX *
Stubb’s, 7pm

* w/ The Head And The Heart

QUIET LIFE: paste premieres “DEVIL’S KIN”


“Devil’s Kin,” the first single off Quiet Life‘s forthcoming LP, Wild Pack, premiered via Paste Magazine yesterday. Make sure to get your free download and blast it on your way to the river this weekend. Or the beach. Or the lake. Let’s just say body of water, to be safe.

Introducing QUIET LIFE : WILD PACK out 10/29


We’ve been busy at the MBRC headquarters and now we finally get to share some of what we’ve been working on! We’re absolutely thrilled to announce that Quiet Life has joined the Mama Bird family. Tucked somewhere between Creedence and The Band, Quiet Life is our first foray into rock & roll. Uh oh. It’s a slippery slope! Doom metal soon?

Wild Pack, Quiet Life’s second full-length record, will be out October 29th on CD, Vinyl, and at all digital retailers. Album art above and track listing below. More to come VERY soon!

1. Record Time
2. Devil’s Kin
3. San Luis Obispo
4. Wild Pack
5. Come On, Come Back
6. Skin & Bones
7. New London
8. Losin’ All My Common Sense
9. Low Blues


Saintseneca Summer

Saintseneca’s June tour!

6/17 + CLEVELAND, OH + Beachland Tavern

6/20 + PHILADELPHIA, PA +  Moonbase Nix

6/21 + BOSTON, MA + Lily Pad

6/22 +  HAMDEN, CT + The Space

6/23 + BROOKLYN, NY + Hillstock Music Fest

6/24 + BROOKLYN, NY + Death By Audio

6/25 + DOYLESTOWN, PA + Siren Records

6/26 + ASBURY PARK, NJ + Asbury Lanes

6/27 + WASHINGTON, DC + The Dollhouse

6/28 + NORFOLK, VA + The Iguana

6/29 + PITTSBURGH + Mr. Roboto Project


Introducing WIDOWER


A very happy Tuesday here at MB headquarters. We’re dang thrilled to announce a new family member today! WIDOWER is the project of one Kevin Large, a good man and a great songwriter. Widower’s debut full-length, FOOL MOON, will be available in early summer. Details coming soon! We’ll leave you with FOOL MOON‘s ”Almost, Always, All Yours,” live at KEXP.

And this on-point blurb:

“Large is a master of alliterating rhyme schemes, singing of ‘tequila tears in a taxi cab’ and ‘long-stemmed loneliness’ —  somehow singing about all the  country clichés without a cliché in sight. Large’s phrasing is the kind that makes other song-writers and poets exclaim, ‘why didn’t I think of that!’ Few songwriters are more evocative with so few words, but Large makes us feel all the feelings with his sparse poetry and enveloping orchestration.”                       - Abbey Simmons, Sound On The Sound

MAMA BIRD presents…

Playhouse Poster

Mama Bird Recording Co. is quite proud to present an evening with Alela Diane, Vikesh Kapoor, and our very own Barna Howard. On May 19th, we invite y’all to the Portland Playhouse, a beautiful church-turned-playhouse, for an intimate showcase featuring three of our favorite songwriters in Portland (nay, the world!). Be sure to get your tickets NOW as there are less than 150 seats available!


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Barna Howard Daytrotter

This past Autumn, Barna visited the Daytrotter Studio in Rock Island, Illinois and recorded a session featuring two stellar new songs! Listen and enjoy for free OR support a stellar site/idea/studio for only $2/month and get this brand new Barna Howard Daytrotter session. Not to mention, you’ll get access to an endless supply of great sessions (Saintseneca’s included!).

Check it here.

DENVER spring tour w/ SHOVELS & ROPE!

DENVER will be joining Shovels & Rope for several dates this April. There’s even a Denver (the city) show involved! We’re pretty thrilled about this, being that S&R is one of our favorite bands in the world right now. Things should get relatively rowdy, we suspect. Check the dates below and prepare yourself.

4/6 + PORTLAND, OR + Doug Fir *

4/7 + PORTLAND, OR + Landmark Saloon

4/9 + ASHLAND, OR + Alex’s

4/10 + SAN FRANCISCO, CA + Great American Music Hall *

4/11 + SANTA CRUZ, CA + The Crepe Place *

4/12 + LOS ANGELES, CA + Bootleg Theater

4/14 + PIONEERTOWN, CA + Pappy & Harriet’s

4/16 + NEVADA CITY, CA + Chief Crazy Horse

4/24 + DENVER, CO + Bluebird Theater *

4/26 + BOISE, ID + Neurolux

4/27 + SILVERTON, OR + Oregon Garden Brewfest

* w/ Shovels & Rope

SAINTSENECA: free download and in-studio video

Saintseneca performs the new track, “Blood Bath,” at Bad Racket Recording Studio in Cleveland, Ohio. Also, be sure to grab your FREE download of another new track,”Mallwalker,” below.


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