”…a layered folk music with vocal harmonies…. You just have to hear this band for yourself.” – Stephen Hu, The Free Lance-Star
We keep ourselves open to whatever inspiration we’re going to pull from the instruments and that’s why we keep the instrument rotation fresh. Songwriting plays such an important part in our sound, and that is what determines the genre from song to song.
Rich with eclectic lyrics and warm harmonies from their primary songwriters, Emily Barker and Jenna Kole, Eyes Like Birds take bits of American roots music and pop, blend them with modern lyrical and textural sensibilities, and create a sound that’s a mix of Folk, Rock, Indie Pop, and Americana.
The group employs a variety of eclectic instruments including Autoharp, Omnichord, Ukulele, and Glockenspiel; in addition to the baseline instruments like acoustic and electric guitars, upright bass, keyboards, and violin.
We’re available as a full band or an “unplugged” acoustic act – and the ladies are known to sneak off for a duo gig every now and then.