Bow is the third album from Two Dark Birds, the critically acclaimed  band from Pakatakan Mountain in The Catskills. Bow is a cycle of songs about openings and awakenings, about the spirit of nature and the nature of spirit.  

“..a luminous and ambitious collection of poet-grade and quietly experimental folk music.”  - HV1

"...there certainly is a magic to it, a kind of backwoods witchery that the only the best of the style can really capture. Steve Koester is one such luminary. Bow displays that spiritual connection to the land in a way his previous works have only touched on." - Culture Collide

“…poised, structured, self-aware, ambitious.” - DVeight

“…brimming with pastoral energy and light.” - Chronogram

Recorded in Woodstock, NY with Producer/Engineer Chris Maxwell, Bow was written, performed & produced by Steve Koester with the assistance of Jeff Lipstein, Josh Roy Brown, Marco Benevento, Carrie Bradley, Sibel Finn, Don Piper, Jason Mills, Sandy Bell, and Jude Webre. 



by Two Dark Birds

A selection of songs from Bow. Explore more Two Dark Birds music here.


News & Updates





Jan 27 Sun The Colony Woodstock, NY

Mar 9 Sat The Pines (feat Maplewood & Friends) Mount Tremper, NY  

May 3     Fri     The Pines                           Mount Tremper, NY

Jun 21    Fri     The HiLO        Catskills, NY

Jul 5    Fri     Radio Woodstock - Live on Air - 2pm      WDST

Jul 6    Sat     Concerts on the Green - 3:30 pm      Woodstock, NY

Sep 1  Sun    The Colony (w Marc Delgado Band)      Woodstock, NY

Sep 25  Wed  Lady Stardust at 2A ( w Mark Rozzo, Sandy Bell)     New York, NY

Oct 19  Sat   Green Kill (w Marc Delgado & Todd Adelman)   Kingston, NY