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"A musician’s work can sometimes sound like an extension of his surroundings. As for Tough Old Bird’s Matthew and Nathan Corrigan... every acoustic guitar chord or Corrigan vocal evokes a mood, one you could feel floating over the expanses and history of their host Allegany County."
-Michael Farrell, The Buffalo News
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 two 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 May 19th Tough Old Bird released "Where The Great Beasts Are Buried," a sparse new collection of 6 songs recorded at home between June and December 2016.
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.