“Sparrow Blue sing with the kind of honest charm and colloquial voice that transports you from a metallic time machine into a swinging barn dance in 1947. They make you feel like the war is over.”
— Ellis Paul, award-winning performer/songwriter
Acoustic Roots Songwriting Duo from Massachusetts featuring fiddle, guitars, mandolin, banjo, harmonica, and sweet vocal harmony.
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"Often gathered around a single microphone, their sound will take you away to dusk on a back porch, or into the heart of an old-time speakeasy in an Appalachian valley. Reminiscent of a simpler time, this duo will stir the imagination and paint a picture of what things were like before the modern world" - Jay Psaros, South Shore Magazine
"Lilting, dark, and spellbindingly catchy" - South Shore Living, November 2015
"Sweet rootsy sound that is clean and crisp as it displays hints of Americana goodness" - Redline Roots, November 2015
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Katy Boc and Todd Nickerson met in 2014 and began writing songs together after discovering a mutual love for American roots music. At the time they were each playing in different bands, but it wasn't long until they began performing together as a duo. Since then, Sparrow Blue has released and EP and a full-length album, and performed at venues such as the Spire Center for the Performing Arts, Club Passim, TOAD Cambridge, Atwoods Tavern, and Rockwood Music Hall. Katy and Todd were finalists in the Eventide Songwriting competition in 2015. In November of 2015 they released their debut album, Mabel, which Red Line Roots called "a sweet rootsy sound that is clean and crisp as it displays hints of Americana goodness" and South Shore Living called "lilting, dark, and spellbindingly catchy".
Katy and Todd live on the south shore of Massachusetts with five children, two dogs, one cuddly cat, and one tiny hamster. When not performing or spending time with their family, they volunteer at the South Shore Folk Music Club, with the mission of keeping folk music alive and well on the south shore of Massachusetts.