Mouths of Babes
With more than a dozen albums and over a thousand shows between them, Ty Greenstein and Ingrid Elizabeth are no strangers to the contemporary folk-Americana music scene. For years, their respective bands Girlyman and Coyote Grace captivated thousands of loyal fans as they crisscrossed the country, rocked festival main stages, and toured with the likes of Indigo Girls and Dar Williams. Now they have distilled the best of the songwriting, musicianship, and humor of their previous groups into the power duo Mouths of Babes.
World Brand New, the stunning self-produced follow-up to Mouths of Babes’ award-winning full-length debut Brighter in the Dark, is a Folk/Americana album in the old-fashioned sense: an album with an arc, meant to be listened to on good headphones with no distractions. With ten songs that range from stuck-in-your-head catchy to cinematic, the duo takes you on the Hero’s Journey hinted at in the cover art. The album can be read as an inner journey, a relationship coming full circle, or a national reckoning—and is meant as all of these.
Onstage, Ty makes a quiet impression as a gifted lyricist, talented multi-instrumentalist, and magnetic presence. Ingrid, a natural performer, easily commands audiences with her larger-than-life sassiness and professional dancer’s grace.