David Lamb



Second in the series of Newport Folk Festival illustrated series is David Lamb of Brown Bird. After a year of battling leukemia, this talented artist passed away this spring. Lamb started Brown Bird in 2003 and continued performing with several formations until settling into a duo with his partner MorganEve Swain. Brown Bird’s sound is rooted in folk, blues, and American root music, and their lyrics are as profound as poetry. They wowed festival goers at Newport Folk Festival in 2012 during their first main stage appearance for the festival, where the original photo of this drawing was taken from. The music Lamb and Swain made together as Brown Bird will continue to touch listeners for years to come.


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