The Beggar's Opera

The Beggar's Opera


God covered our mouths and whispered into our breaking, beautiful bodies and we saw, for the first time, faces we didn’t know. But they were not secrets and we were not strangers. They were stories being told and to each other. The tune that followed now fills your ears. this is our beggar's opera


The Beggar's Opera consists of Ryan Russell and Ashley Brown, coming together from diverse chilhoods spent in Nashville and Japan. We believe our songs are stories, lives, being spoken and that they are not our own. We are influcence by that certain sound that comes when truth is spoken well.


Feast Your Eyes, 2007

Set List

Our set list is usually 7-10 songs lasting about an hour or so. They include delightful and galloping, slow and meandering, and deliciously melancholy. We cover radiohead and patty griffin the most.