Thomas Paine once said, "reason obeys itself; and ignorance submits to
whatever is dictated to it". Brown Bird's new self-produced release,
Fits of Reason, raises its hat to Mr. Paine in a flurry of cerebral
themes that surface in the album's eleven songs.
The band's two members, David Lamb and MorganEve Swain, continue to
build their sound from the foundations of blues and American roots
music, utilizing the simple foot-percussion, violin, cello and upright
bass that they have become known for, while expanding Swain's vocal