Natural Beardy

2012 Pickathon Beardy Sessions Part 2 :: Reverend KM Williams, Laura Gibson, Lake Street Dive, and Lonnie Walker

It's time to roll out the second installment of 2012 Pickathon Beardy Sessions. From the blues on the back step of the Pendarvis house to the soulful jazz-pop deep in the woods, this collection is truly representative of the kind of variety and quality of artists curated by Pickathon. We're excited to present sessions with Reverend KM Williams, Laura Gibson, Lake Street Dive, and Lonnie Walker.

Check out Pickathon Beardy Sessions Part One if you missed it.

Reverend KM Williams :: Hard Times Everywhere : Pickathon Beardy Session

Laura Gibson :: Milk Heavy, Pollen-Eyed : Pickathon Beardy Session

Lake Street Dive :: Bad Self Portraits : Pickathon Beardy Session

Lonnie Walker :: Ships : Pickathon Beardy Session

-Emilee Booher and Dylan Macnab, August 30, 2012

2012 Pickathon Beardy Sessions Part 1 :: Bowerbirds, Wood Brothers and Foghorn Stringband

Natural Beardy was fortunate enough to join forces with the Pickathon Music Festival for the 2012 Pickathon Beardy Sessions. Over the course of three scorching days, filled with excellent people and superb music, we filmed a handful of videos that streamed between live sets on Pickathon’s online broadcast throughout the weekend. Shooting twice as many performances as we did for last year’s collection, we are happy to present the first installment of sessions, featuring the Bowerbirds, the Wood Brothers and Foghorn Stringband. Stay tuned for more to come soon! 

The Bowerbirds :: In the Yard :: Pickathon Beardy Session

The Wood Brothers :: Fox on the Run :: Pickathon Beardy Session

Foghorn Stringband :: Be Kind to a Man While He's Down :: Pickathon Beardy Session

-Emilee Booher & Dylan Macnab, August 16, 2012

Beardy Session :: Bad Mitten Orchestre : "Push on Through"

Natural Beardy presents a Beardy Session with the former Eugene based Bad Mitten Orchestre, shot at the wonderfully eclectic Portland shop Seek The Unique. After cutting their teeth in the Eugene folk scene, Bad Mitten Orchestre brought their distinct gypsy-roots style to Portland, where they now reside and recorded their forthcoming album Baby Gone Broke On Through. We were delighted to preview "Push on Through," a new track featuring an outstanding combination of careful dynamics and muscle flexing folk music. Look for Baby Gone Broke On Through out this Summer.

Dylan Macnab  -  May 1st, 2012

Beardy Session :: Pure Bathing Culture : "Ivory Coast"

Natural Beardy presents a Beardy Session with Pure Bathing Culture, the Portland based indie pop duo made of Daniel Hindman and Sarah Versprille. The pair have been touring with the band Vetiver and now, with a little help from Richard Swift, are getting ready to debut their self-titled EP on May 22nd with Father Daughter Records.

We're always excited to see what we'll find when we strip away all the reverb, synth, and electric guitar from a band. Beardy music is all about looking straight at the core sounds, the unpolished essentials. Armed with only a vintage 12-string, a shaker, and their voices, Pure Bathing Culture 's acoustic version of "Ivory Coast" is still one the catchiest, dreamiest acoustic songs we've heard.

– Dylan Macnab, Emilee Booher   April 18, 2012

Beardy Compilation :: Winter '12

Natural Beardy is excited to release the first of a new series of seasonal compilations. Each quarter of the year we will evaluate our newly collected music and compile our favorite sounds of the season. With a generous contribution from each of these artists, we're able to offer the Winter '12 compilation for free on our brand new Bandcamp site! In addition to debuting the new compilation series, we're also introducing our revamped new Beardy logo design! Beardy man mascot, you've treated us well and we wish you the best of beardiness.

Please take notice of the fine cover artwork that we commissioned the talented artist Max Weiner (website) to create for this special release. You'll also notice he contributed a great track to the compilation as well. Thanks Max!



1. Fruition - Wastin' Away
2. Water Tower - Easy Way Out
3. Alabama Shakes - Hold On
4. River Whyless - Stone
5. Packwood - Charlotte
6. Bowerbirds - Tuck the Darkness In
7. Mount Joy - Ghost
8. Midtown Dickens - Walk, Don't You Run
9. Betty & The Boy - Moth to Light
10. Mind of Max - Hanging On Clouds
11. Petunia & The Vipers - The Cricket Song
12. Wainwright Brothers - Sweat Hearted Woman

--Dylan Macnab,   April 12, 2012


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