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"The duo of Matthew and Nathan Corrigan draw influences from traditional folk music that maps out dusty and sepia-tinted landscapes with its songwriting, as well as the modern context of rust belt melancholia... they posses the inherent sadness of Iron & Wine’s songwriting, the intricate guitar licks of Milk Carton Kids, and the persistent dancing banjo of the Avett Brothers." - Buffablog
Formed in the small community of Fillmore, New York by songwriting brothers Matthew and Nathan Corrigan, Tough Old Bird plays modern folk music that reflects the landscape it comes from, a place where the last train just pulled out and the carnival is always on its way to the next town.
Since its formation in 2013, Tough Old Bird has released three full-length albums and two EPs, and has taken its music to coffee shops, listening rooms, music clubs, dive bars, campgrounds and front porches across the United States. On June 28th, 2019 the brothers released a new full-length album produced by Brent Martone. Featuring 11 new songs recorded in Buffalo, NY, “The Old Great Lakes” is a culmination of musical ideas that have gathered over years of writing and recording. The new album expands the bands’s horizons past the traditional folk music they had become known for. These new stories and settings, most of which take place along the battered shore line of the rust belt and their newfound home in Buffalo, warranted a new environment to live in.
The core of Tough Old Bird’s sound comes from Matthew Corrigan’s intricate acoustic guitar work, and from the voice and nimble harmonica playing of Nathan Corrigan, who holds a degree in literature and brings a poetic sensibility to the duo’s lyrics. Accents of accordion and waves of electric guitar give Tough Old Bird a sound that is at once modern and ancient.