12/19/16: Putnam Smith and Ashley Storrow were chosen as recipients of a grant from the Passim Iguana Music Fund. Since its establishment in 2008, the Iguana fund has granted over $300,000 to New England artists, including Margaret Glaspy, Della Mae, Lake Street Dive, and Alastair Moock. This grant will provide funding for three days of songwriting workshops in three different schools during an upcoming national tour: the Roots & Branches school (Baltimore, MD), the Willows School (Los Angeles, CA), and Mission High School (San Francisco, CA). More on the Iguana Music fund at: http://passim.org/iguana

9/13/2016  The Bear and The Bird ranked #9 on “Top Ten this week at WERU-FM!”  https://weru.org

7/22/2016: On the whole, “The Bear and the Bird” is full of tender, poetic songs that will provoke thought, optimistic smiles and even a misty eye. Storrow chose her musicians wisely and they accentuate and adorn the songs perfectly.” 

See full review: http://mainetoday.com/blog/face-the-music/putnam-smith-ashley-storrow-release-new-albums-see-live-st-lawrence-arts-center/ 

-Maine Today