AMERICAN SCARECROWS

Listening to American Scarecrows’ music feels like late nights spent with your friends in hopeful revels, reflective pangs, and vulnerable heart-to-hearts. The Minneapolis trio - singer-songwriter Seth Davin on guitar backed by the rhythm section of Allen Maier on drums and Matthew Broadbent providing the low end - matches their storytelling with an indie-pop sensibility, rounded out with tastes of folk-rock, country, and Americana.

Their straightforward pieces greet listeners with evolved emotions and earnest solidarity. Bassist Broadbent spent years touring with Somerset (Epitaph/Punknews Records), while Davin and Maier logged many miles touring across each of the lower 48 as half of Dropping Daylight (Sony/Octone). Now the band is reuniting after a three-year hiatus to share the next chapter of their story with the Minnesota music scene and beyond.

This group only makes considered moves and refuses to compromise their craft to fit general one-size-fits-all models or modes. In a CityPages interview ahead of their last album release, Davin simply stated “You can only be the artist that you are” and this refreshing honesty and authenticity resound through their albums, Keep Your Devils Around (2011) and Yesteryear (2014). The band is back in the studio, currently working on their third full-length record. Fans of The Wallflowers, Band of Horses, and The Jayhawks will definitely find a place on their playlists for American Scarecrows.

Yesteryear is described by Star Tribune reporter and music critic Chris Riemenschneider as “loaded with polished, radio-friendly jangle-rock of the BoDeans variety, but there's also a nice sprinkling of violin- and pedal-steel-tinged country-rock and rowdy Gaslight Anthem-style anthemic garage-rock.” As regulars of the Midwest circuit, performing at Minneapolis venue First Avenue with Ike Reilly as well as headlining Basilica Block Party, the band has also shared the stage with Soul Asylum amid their Fly Over Tour (2015) and The Wallflowers at Sioux Empire Fair (2015). In addition, they have provided exclusive support for Cheap Trick, Meat Puppets, Soul Asylum, The Wallflowers, Plain White T’s, The Whigs, Fastball, and Collective Soul.

Past Shows


Nov
18
th
2021
Turf Club
Nov
18
th
2021
Turf Club

AMERICAN SCARECROWS

performing 'Keep Your Devils Around' (10 Year Anniversary)
with General B and the Wiz and Oklahoma
Apr
1
st
2016
Turf Club
Apr
1
st
2016
Turf Club

AMERICAN SCARECROWS

with Ben Lubeck and Jim Pullman Band
Nov
25
th
2015
Mainroom
Nov
25
th
2015
Mainroom

The Ike Reilly Assassination

with Trailer Trash and AMERICAN SCARECROWS
Oct
2
nd
2015
Turf Club
Oct
2
nd
2015
Turf Club

AMERICAN SCARECROWS

with Trapper Schoepp and Edward David Anderson
Jun
5
th
2015
Mainroom
Jun
5
th
2015
Mainroom

Soul Asylum

with Meat Puppets and AMERICAN SCARECROWS
May
16
th
2015
Indeed Brewery
May
16
th
2015
Indeed Brewery

ART-A-WHIRL

with Mark Mallman, Rupert Angeleyes, Nato Coles & the Blue Diamond Band and more!
May
7
th
2015
Turf Club
Dec
18
th
2014
Turf Club
Dec
18
th
2014
Turf Club

AMERICAN SCARECROWS

with Verskotzi and RuDeGiRL
Nov
26
th
2014
Mainroom
Nov
26
th
2014
Mainroom

The Ike Reilly Assassination

with AMERICAN SCARECROWS and Sam Cassidy
Jun
19
th
2014
7th St Entry
Jun
19
th
2014
7th St Entry

AMERICAN SCARECROWS

with A.M. TAXI and The Usual Things
May
31
st
2014
Cabooze Outdoor Plaza
May
31
st
2014
Cabooze Outdoor Plaza

The 4onthefloor and Murder By Death

with White Iron Band and AMERICAN SCARECROWS
Jan
24
th
2014
Turf Club
Jan
24
th
2014
Turf Club

West of Aldine

with AMERICAN SCARECROWS, THE PEOPLE SAY FOX and The Lost Wheels
Jan
12
th
2014
7th St Entry
Dec
21
st
2013
Mainroom
Dec
21
st
2013
Mainroom

The 4onthefloor

with Communist Daughter, All Tomorrow's Petty and AMERICAN SCARECROWS
Jan
19
th
2011
7th St Entry
Jan
19
th
2011
7th St Entry

AMERICAN SCARECROWS

with Say You Swear and The Usual Things

More Shows

Jan
9
th
Turf Club

Charlie Parr

with Kyle Orla
Feb
19
th
Turf Club

MAE SIMPSON

with The Immaculate Beings and SNEEZY
Dec
30
th
First Avenue

Dessa

with Mayyadda
May
14
th
7th St Entry

Psychedelic Porn Crumpets

with Acid Dad