Birds + Arrows left North Carolina on a voyage of artistic discovery. They landed in the Sonoran Desert, and they blossomed into a force.
Yes we try to keep that alive. I worry the shuffling of resources or lack of them before and now even more challenging after 2020 ate some holes in places to play and the flow. But hopefully more outdoor opportunities to play arrive because we have so much space and great weather! Yes it’s always been an eccentric energy of making something out of nothing out of leftover crumbs and dust in Tucson. That pride of finding the brilliant and cozy in ugly or sun bleached is held sacred.
Sophie, who can play moody, acoustic guitar-driven ballads and sing with the angels is a self-described indie/folk singer. Alex is 22, but his sister 3 years his junior has been performing since the age of 9, has sang on stage with Alice Cooper, has a long discography of recorded music, and now.. has the duo signed to a record contract. It may seem surprising, until you look at Sophie’s resume. After all, at nineteen, she is already a musical industry veteran whose career has survived a global pandemic.
I found myself feeling similarly writing my review of Daughter of Country by Megan & Shane. I found myself writing about the lyrics, the poetry, not the production, not the music, not the magic of Bob Hoag. Why? Is that because it is country music, deceivingly simply, seemingly so conventional? Or is because the poetry of the Americana artist is the authentic voice that connects us to what it is to be human. We are all hazy angels, wishing to not waste our gifts, or time, our lives. It is the poetry that is necessary. It is the words that connect, unite, and tie… rather than rip and divide usunder. This hazy angel can sing the soundtrack to my quite contemplative whisky days…. any time.
Precise, dream fueled fun. It is solid, it is in your face, it is a sledgehammer of awesomeness. It is WURMFUR.