Acclaimed Duo Penny & Sparrow To Release “Wendigo” On September 1st

Wendigo, the masterful new album from acclaimed duo Penny & Sparrow is set for a September 1st release on I Love You. Wendigo features an artfully arranged collection of 14 songs that combine the literary inspired poignant lyrics of Andy Baxter with the lush arrangements of Kyle Jahnke. The duo’s memorable harmony style combined with their captivating live performances have resonated with both the press and audiences.

Penny & Sparrow’s break-through release Let A Lover Drown You (2015) was met with critical acclaim from a wide variety of outlets including NPR Music, Noisey, American Songwriter and Baeble Music. Baxter & Jahnke, who began making music together in 2010 while roommates at the University of Texas in Austin, independently released two albums and one EP before teaming up with John Paul White (Civil Wars) and Ben Tanner (Alabama Shakes) to produce the previous album. For a taste of the duo’s live performance please take a moment to watch this intimate “Back Porch Session” for Garden & Gun. Click HERE.

Building on their signature soaring harmonies and introspective lyrics, Penny & Sparrow expand their musical palette both poetically and sonically via their hypnotic arrangements on the new album. Baxter delves into themes of love, darkness, urban legends (“Wendigo”) and an ambitious trilogy of songs featuring an unusual take on humanizing the Grim Reaper (“Part 1 Visiting”, “Part 2 Smitten” and “Part 2 Moniker”). Throughout the album is an underlying theme of unearthing fear, and discovering the unexpected beauty, strength and hope that lies within.

Wendigo started as a collection of demos, written and recorded in Baxter & Jahnke’s home studio in northern Alabama. The duo ended up falling in love with the simplicity of what they’d created, peppered with the sounds of home…cooking, door hinges, and interactions with their families. Rejoined with longtime producer/engineer Chris Jacobie, Wendigo was completed at his home studio in San Antonio, TX.

Penny & Sparrow have the unique ability to turn their performances into special experiences, making even a large venue feel like a cozy listening room. On Wendigo, the acclaimed duo has clearly upped the bar without sacrificing the deep reaching honesty that has connected with listeners.

For more information about Penny & Sparrow, please contact Donica Elliott, Michelle Steele or
Jim Flammia at All Eyes Media (615) 227-2770

Penny & Sparrow 2017 Tour

September 7 – Birmingham, AL – WorkPlay Theatre
September 8 – Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works
September 9 – Atlanta, GA – The Buckhead Theatre
September 10 – Knoxville, TN – Bijou Theatre
September 12 – Asheville, NC – Diana Wortham Theatre
September 13 – Charlotte, NC – Neighborhood Theatre
September 14 – Alexandria, VA – The Birchmere
September 15 – Boston, MA – Cafe 939
September 16 – New York, NY – Highline Ballroom
September 17 – Philadelphia, PA – World Cafe Live
September 19 – Pittsburgh, PA – Club Cafe
September 20 – Ann Arbor, MI – The Ark
September 21 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
September 22 – Minneapolis, MN – Dakota Jazz Club
September 23 – Stoughton, WI – Stoughton Opera House
September 24 – Indianapolis, IN – The Hi-Fi
October 17 – St. Louis, MO – Old Rock House
October 18 – Kansas City, MO – Madrid Theatre
October 19 – Boulder, CO – Boulder Theatre
October 20 – San Diego, CA – Music Box
October 21 – Los Angeles, CA – Hotel Cafe
October 22 – San Francisco, CA – The Chapel
October 24 – Spokane, WA – The Bartlett
October 25 – Seattle, WA – Columbia City Theatre
October 26 – Portland, OR – Aladdin Theater
November 3–4 – Moab, UT – Moab Folk Festival
November 8 – Oklahoma City, OK – Tower Theatre
November 9 – Dallas, TX – Granada Theater
November 10 – Austin TX – Paramount Theatre
November 11 – San Antonio, TX – The Tobin Center For The Performing Arts
November 12 – Houston, TX – The Heights Theater
November 13 – New Orleans, LA – The Parish @ House Of Blues
November 17 – Florence, AL – 116 E. Mobile