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slides: Local Musicians Honor Brown Bird’s David Lamb at Columbus Theatre

Thursday, April 10, 2014

 

David Lamb, who was the guitarist and singer for the folk duo Brown Bird

Tuesday night family, friends, and local musicians gathered at the Columbus Theatre to commemorate the passing of Brown Bird guitarist and singer David Lamb in what proved to be an emotional and memorable evening.

Lamb, who sang in the Providence-based folk rock duo Brown Bird since their founding in 2003, died Saturday at Memorial Hospital in Providence due to complications from leukemia at the age of 35. News of Lamb’s passing not only sent shockwaves through New England, but also the nation as a whole.

Following Lamb’s passing, MorganEve Swain, his band mate and wife, issued the following statement on the band’s website regarding Lamb’s yearlong battle with cancer.

“Dave’s body began to shut down under the stress of a year-long fight and a sudden and aggressive leukemic relapse, Today, surrounded by his family and so many friends, Dave peacefully let go. Thank you for all the love you’ve all shown us. It helped so very much to know we had an army behind us.”

Lamb’s “army” of supporters came out in droves on Tuesday at the Columbus to celebrate the life and influence of this local legend. The free concert included the likes of Joe Fletcher, Death Vessel, Alec K. Redfearn, and Last Good Tooth.

GoLocal was privileged enough to capture some memorable moments from last night’s show, which we’ve compiled into the accompanying slideshow.

Check out the David Lamb Tribute Show slideshow below

Slideshow photos by Rick Farrell

 

Related Slideshow: Columbus Theatre Tribute to David Lamb

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Illuminating Broadway

The name of one of Rhode Island's most beloved musicians, David Lamb, dons the illuminated marquee of the Columbus Theatre on Broadway Tuesday night.

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Showing their Support

A large crowd stretches down Broadway prior to last night's show.

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Dan Blakeslee

New England folk musician and artist Dan Blakeslee playing for the crowd on the sidewalk before the show.

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Vudu Sister

Providence-based Vudu Sister (Keith McCurdy and Diane O'Connor) playing for the crowd before the show.

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Tom Weyman

Tom Weyman, Brown Bird manager and co-Founder at Columbus Cooperative opening the show.

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Last Good Tooth

Indie rockers Last Good Tooth perform on Tuesday night. Pictured left to right: Penn Sultan (vocals, guitar), Arthur Kapp (drums), Kevin Sullivan (bass).

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Alec K. Redfearn

Providence musician and composer Alec K. Redfearn, who is known for his unique accordion playing style, performs Tuesday night. 

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Death Vessel

Joel Thibodeau of the neo-traditional folk band Death Vessel playing at the Columbus Tuesday night.

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Joe Fletcher and the Wrong Reasons

Popular Americana band Joe Fletcher and the Wrong Reasons entertain the crowd at the Columbus.

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Joe Fletcher and Friends

Joe Fletcher and the Wrong Reasons accompanied by a talented array of local musicians perform on Tuesday night.

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MorganEve Swain

MorganEve Swain, former bandmate and wife of David Lamb, sings with friends before the Columbus crowd. 

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Michael Lamb

Michael Lamb, David’s brother, thanks the crowd at the conclusion of Tuesday's show.

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An End to an Emotional Evening

The crowd at the Columbus is wowed by an emotional evening.

 
 

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