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 Maplewood & Friends at The Pines Mount Tremper, NY  

May 3     Fri     Two Dark Birds at The Pines                           Mount Tremper, NY

Jun 21    Fri     Two Dark Birds at The HiLO        Catskills, NY

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