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Meet Birdtalker

April 18, 2019

Meet April's Artist Discovery: Birdtalker

Birdtalker

Introduction

Birdtalker is Zack & Dani Green, Andi Hubright, Brian Seligman, and Jesse Baker. Hailing from Nashville, the group began with married couple Zack and Dani Green writing songs together, and expanding their sound with the help of Andi, Brian, and Jesse later on. They reached great success with their song “Heavy,” which has garnered over 40 million plays on Spotify to date. Their debut album ONE is our Artist Discovery pick for the month, and we know you’ll love their beautiful sound.

We asked the band a few questions to get to know them – take a look!

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Q & A

What was the first album you ever owned on vinyl?

Stories Don’t End – Dawes (Zack & Dani)

What have you been listening to lately?

Tom Fisch – Songs for Kids. He’s a friend of my dad’s. Some standout tracks were Apples and Bananas and Big Rock Candy Mountain. (Dani)

What is the best live show you’ve seen?

Professor World – a one man band show at a public park in Boston. An unending source of joy to me still. He had a small platform that rotated 360 degrees and every one of his appendages was being used to rattle, hit, or strum something – all while singing songs like “Hey Jude” & other classics. (Zack)

What is the craziest thing that’s happened to you on the road?

Jesse and I heard gunshots right outside our Airbnb in Denver co and had 2 bullets fly through the window and wall.. we called the cops and had to give a statement, it was quite the adventure. We didn’t die and the Airbnb host gave us a gift card for free Olive Garden – all’s well that ends well.

What album do you play on repeat?

American Soft by Chris Staples. A favorite in the van and just for me personally. Chris Staples is such a gifted songwriter and his arrangements on this album are tastefully subtle in a way that always seem to compliment and serve the lyric. That’s a skill that I think we as a band attempt to implement in our music to serve the lyrics Dani and Zack bring to us, and I admire anyone who can achieve that with a song, let alone a whole record they’ve produced and tracked themselves, as is the case here. Never gets old.