Brown Horse are a Norwich-based country rock band. Rooted in a collaborative approach to songwriting, the six-piece mix guitar-driven 90s alternative rock with the folk & country sounds of the 70s. Recipients of this year’s Janice Long Bursary Award, the band have a Friday slot headlining stage 2 at next year’s Moseley Folk Festival as well as slots at End of The Road Festival, Red Rooster and Ramblin’ Roots Revue.
“Finds the bittersweet spot between ’70s roots music and the latter-day Americana of Uncle Tupelo, Silver Jews, Lucinda Williams and Jason Molina, coloured by lap steel, electric guitar and accordion” (UNCUT).
Reservoir is the debut album from Brown Horse, released on January 19th 2024. Although recorded over just four days in a quiet corner of Norfolk, the album is a collaborative effort years in the making.
Starting life in 2018 as a folk quartet, Emma Tovell, Nyle Holihan, Patrick Turner and Rowan Braham spent their early days playing old time standards, Michael Hurley covers and original songs in pubs across England. Coming back together in 2022 post-pandemic, the group moved towards a heavier, guitar-driven sound. Introducing Ben Auld to the band on drums, Brown Horse began to make a name for themselves in the resurgent scene of their adopted hometown, Norwich. With the addition of Phoebe Troup in the summer of 2023 completing the line-up, Brown Horse made the short drive north to Sickroom Studios, where they spent four days recording with Owen Turner.
“Unvarnished yet impeccably crafted, their music has a heartfelt magnetism that gives you plenty to be excited about” (Folk Radio).
This is a standing event at The Hare & Hounds (High Street, Kings Heath)