Barnaby Bright / Brad Byrd / Suzie Brown

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Thursday / September 20, 2012 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Barnaby Bright

A Brooklyn-based indie-folk rock duo, Barnaby Bright has garnered high accolades for its lyrically captivating and impeccably balanced songwriting and sound. Two-time finalists in the prestigious New York Song Circle Contest, Barnaby Bright was awarded the Grand Prize Winner in November 2010 for its song, “Don’t Look Down.”  The duo self-produced its first album, “Wake The Hero,” garnering recognition as an “Emerging Artist” at the legendary Falcon Ridge Folk Festival in July 2010, and was one of only four artists voted to return in 2011 as a featured performer. Its music has been featured on ER, Days of Our Lives, and Roadtrip Nation, and the catchy, melodic “If I Came Back As a Song” placed third in 2007’s International Song-Writing Competition. The group has toured all over the U.S. and Europe, dazzling fans with unique instrumentation, powerful harmonies, intelligent lyrics, and genuine warmth on stage.  Inspired by literature, life, human behavior, and a hint of fantasy, Barnaby Bright is a classic vision of timeless indie folk-rock in all its glory.

Indie rock/alternative country singer/songwriter Brad Byrd grew up along the Massachusetts rural North Shore. Influenced by his parents healthy appetite for the Beatles and John Denver as a young child, and often jamming on the drums with his younger brother for hours as a teenager in the basement, Byrd caught the bug early. The prolific artist has been crafting and producing hooky, soulful, timeless, left of center indie rock-pop songs, reflecting his observations of the human condition, consistently since he was 21 years old.

If Suzie Brown had an anthem, it’d have to be the twangy “Heartstrings,” off her same-named debut. A string-soaked ode to unrequited love, the debut single delicately marked her transition from Harvard-educated cardiologist to singer-songwriter, now musing on matters of the heart. In the three years since making good on her extracurricular activity, she’s been named the Best of Philly by Philadelphia magazine and opened for such kindred spirits as Lyle Lovett. And if her name doesn’t ring a bell, her first single will. Picked up by the Play Network, “Heartstrings” can be heard soulfully wafting through stores nationwide.

$10 advance, $12 day of show