Drew Grow and the Pastors’ Wives Doe Bay Sessions 2010
When you search “Doe Bay Festival” on the Googles, this is what comes up:
“Doe Bay Fest is a four day grassroots festivalfeaturing music, food, drink, camping and activities in the unique setting of the Doe Bay Resort and Retreat. ... (Doe Bay is not responsible for 3rd party content on these sites).”
When you Googles Drew Grow and the Pastors’ Wives, one of the first things that comes up is a 2011 NPR profile beginning:
“In recent years, gospel music has found some unlikely adherents: David Bazan, Sufjan Stevens, Damien Jurado and Rosie Thomas have all melded faith with underground folk and rock, while bands like The Head and the Heart have taken homespun choral backgrounds back to the campfire. Drew Grow and his band The Pastors Wives also have their roots in that stomp-and-clap, post-fireside-church-camp circle, but — as with predecessors like Stevens — you don't have to be a Believer to be a believer.”
In 2010, the band played the Doe Bay Festival and recorded a couple of intimate performances in the woods with a ladder. As one does.
The band later changed their name to Modern Kin and put out one LP, and a live release, both available at Bandcamp and highly recommended.
After Modern Kin disbanded, Grow started playing in Slang, which you may have heard of as one of Janet Weiss’ bands, along with Quasi. Grow and Weiss were recently in a fairly serious car accident which postponed a joint tour and our prayers are with them both.