photo: mikael kennedy

photo: mikael kennedy

"'re a Huntress and a Healer and a Holder of hands, and your heart is the Avalon I seek for my end."

-Dave Lamb

MorganEve Swain began The Huntress and Holder of Hands as a vessel for exploring grief and growth.

Originally home-recorded using multi-layer tracks of voice and strings, Swain pulled creative energy from the experience of losing her husband Dave Lamb to leukemia and the bond they shared as the duo Brown Bird.

With the ambition to perform live and explore beyond personal grief, The Huntress and Holder of Hands expanded to a 5-musician band, employing cello, string bass, electric bass, voice and drums, with Swain primarily on five-string viola and guitar. The band builds harmony, string and bass-driven pieces influenced by Post-Metal, Blues and Americana and offers an intense musical and lyrical experience that explores love, loss, power and strength.


The Huntress and Holder of Hands self-released The Water Street Demos EP in November 2015. The band's first full-length album, Avalon, will be released on September 15  2017.





The Huntress and Holder of Hands is:

MorganEve Swain: 5-string viola, guitar, ukelele, voice

Emily Dix Thomas: cello, voice

Liz Isenberg: string bass, voice

Rachel Blumberg: drums, voice

Chris Sadlers: electric bass

And sometimes:

James Maple: drums

Spencer Swain: electric bass

Emily Shaw: guitar, voice

Jerusha Robinson: cello, voice

Penn Sultan: guitar