The origins of odd bird are far from haphazard; the indie-folk group, which has been on the musical radar for a short while beyond the one-year mark, was – more than anything – a natural overlapping of borders, a melding of souls, manifesting itself to the listener as something soft, pure and unequivocally sincere. For a band that has no releases to its name, odd bird has generated more than its market share of interest, and during its short tenure, has managed to establish itself as one of the mainstays of the local scene.
The collaboration is bounded by singer-songwriter Ashley Allred and three of her closest companions, with the ties between the members apparent in the warmth and coziness the music embodies. There is an ethereal, innocent whimsy to the music the four play, which compliments the sense of simple wonder contained in the lyrics Allred pens.
“I write about love, magic, folklore, nature, sometimes politics, everyday woes, gardening, sewing, childlike-everything,” Allred shares. “I loved to dream and play make-believe as a child, and that definitely flows into my writing.”
Odd bird has shared the stage with the likes of john vanderslice, low five, goodriddler, and david j. Their debut album is scheduled to be released this Spring.