Maygen & The Birdwatcher
For Fans Of... Brandi Carlile, Tyler Childers, The Band
Maygen & The Birdwatcher started in 2018 as a folk duo that soon longed for more flavor to their sound. They added a bluegrass backing band during Covid, and they now adventurously blur the sounds of country, bluegrass, folk, and blues - keepin' it all fresh. Lead singers Maygen Lacey, and Noah Neumann have intentionally worked to draw on their vastly different musical influences and vocal styles to bring an intriguiging and unexpected set of original songs to fruition. Who needs a playlist when you can get the variety you need in just this one band?
In late 2021 they successfully released their "stunning" (Americana UK) debut full-length album, Moonshine (which earned them Midwest Country Music Awards for Album of the Year and Americana Artist of the Year) and landed opportunities to join festival stages with bands like Old Crow Medicine Show, Paul Cauthen, Grace Potter, and even support a childhood favorite, Travis Tritt. They continued the momentum in late 2022, releasing Moonshine's companion EP, the “lively and charming” (Adventures in Americana) Bootleggin’ At The Flower Shoppe, and have a national tour set for summer/fall 2023.