Welcome

Thank you for visiting the official website for Magic Birds, a Chattanooga, TN-based band made up of Scott Bruce and Ben Ezell. Delivering their own brand of Americana music, the duo blends together elements of classic country, bluegrass and folk, producing a style of music that exemplifies the sound that has helped shape their lives. Check out the site, see where the next performance will be and take a listen to a few tunes. Hope you like what you hear!

New Magic Birds album FINALLY dropping!! 

The time has FINALLY come. We have finished our new album and it will be released on Friday 8.11.23. It will be available to download and stream on all online platforms, we will have it here on our site for ordering, and we will have a handful of live shows to celebrate the release. 
Here's more about the album:

On their sophomore album, Twenty-Three, Magic Birds tapped into the musical genius of Chattanooga, TN's own Nick Lutsko for the production. Keeping true to their Americana style of storytelling and mix of classic country, bluegrass, folk and soul, the direction of this album was to present their newest batch of songs with a full-band sound. With Lutsko at the helm, the band sought out many of their musician friends around Chattanooga to help them accomplish what they were searching for. The album features appearances by Amber Fults, Matt Shigekawa, Dan Pinson, Randy Steele, Deron Stevens, John Boulware, Drew Streip, and of course, Nick Lutsko--and not to mention mastering by Charles Allison and artwork by Steven Ratajczyk. And after many years of tweaking, perfecting and swimming through life's challenges, Twenty-Three is finally ready to present to the world and Scott Bruce and Ben Ezell of Magic Birds could not be happier! So turn it on, turn it up and take a musical journey with Magic Birds through the songs of Twenty-Three.

Catch us in 2023! 

We are late getting an update to you this year, but man, 2023 has been a blast for us so far and it's just getting started. We have a lot of shows on the calendar for this Spring & Summer, and the best news is, it looks like we will FINALLY be releasing our 2nd album this year. We know, we have said that quite a few times over the years, but this time, we really mean it! The recording process is over, so now we just work on the preparation of getting everything to you in the best possible format we can! More to come on this in the very near future. Until then, come see us live--we'd love to hang out with you!! 

We can't wait to see YOU throughout 2022! 

We have eased back into live performances. We did a few shows in the fall of 2021 and we played an amazing show in Iva, SC in early March of this year. But now the floodgates have opened and we are back at it--and we cannot wait! We will be performing at the 2022 Cumberland Trail Spring Festival in late April, we'll be Cherry Street Tavern's Artist in Residency every Thursday night during the month of July, we are headed to Clayton, GA in July and then headed to Ben's hometown of Marshall, NC in late September.

We could go on and on because we are so excited about these upcoming performances, but why don't you just head over to our SHOWS page to learn more. We hope to see you out there somewhere!!

2021 Update... 

The birds are back at it! We are finally easing back into playing live music, after an almost 2 year forced break. We cannot wait to play tunes for you once again, so please keep checking out our SHOWS page, as we will continue to add more concerts soon!

Stay With Me 

Our new single Stay With Me, which was once again produced by our good buddy Nick Lutsko, is now available to stream or download just about everywhere. Here are some links to help you find it easier. Crank it up and enjoy!  
 - Our Videos Page
 - Spotify
 - iTunes
 - YouTube

Caroline's Calling 

Our newest single Caroline's Calling is now available to download or stream just about anywhere you normally get your music. Head over to our videos page to check it out. We are really proud of this one. It's the 4th single we have released from our upcoming sophomore album, which we hope to finish and release at some point in 2020. Once again, this song was produced by Nick Lutsko and features backing vocals from Amber Fults and lead guitar from Matt Shigekawa (from Ashley and the X's). We hope you like it!

We're baaaaack... 

We have been pretty quiet during the first few months of 2019, but we are gearing up for some new shows in May and cannot wait to perform for you all again! We will be a part of the Guerrilla Showcases at the SERFA Conference in Chattanooga on Saturday 5/18 and then will turn around the very next day on Sunday 5/19 to be a part of the festivities in the Chattanooga Choo Choo gardens for a Blues, Bluegrass & BBQ event for Mental Health Awareness Month. After that, we will return to Anderson, SC on Sat 7/20 for what will sure to be a fun night. But keep checking back on the website as we continue to add more dates, as well as more details for these shows already scheduled. Also, we are still in the studio working on our new album, but we may have a new single to tide you over very soon. Stay tuned....

One last single before the year ends! 

We are still working on our new album, but we wanted to go ahead and release one last single for you before the year ends. And there couldn't be a better time to release Shiver! We have been playing this one out live for a while now, but it's never been recorded. With the excellent production from our good buddy Nick Lutsko, we're proud to finally share it with you!
Download or stream it on Spotify, YouTube, Amazon, iTunes or CD Baby....or just visit our videos page on our site. We hope you enjoy it!

New Year, New Light 

We are very proud to present our newest single, New Year, New Light. The first release from our upcoming sophomore album, this track was produced by Nick Lutsko, includes music accompaniment by Nick and features Danimal Pinson on the lap steel guitar. 
Here are a few links to get you up-to-speed:
- Lyric Video on YouTube
- Press from Nooga.com
- Download on CD Baby
- Download on Amazon
- Download on iTunes
- Stream on Spotify
Please like, share, download, stream and spread the word to your friends...and most importantly, thank you for listening and supporting Magic Birds!

Jul19

Magic Birds @ Big Pillow Brewing

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Big Pillow Brewing, 25 Andrews Ave N, Hot Springs, NC 28743

We've been told by our friends and family in NC that we need to play at Big Pillow Brewing in Hot Springs. Well, guess what--we are playing at Big Pillow Brewing in Hot Springs!!! Mark you calendars, as this is will be sure to be an awesome time. They have an amazing outdoor area and the weather in Hot Springs in July should be just right! We are excited about this one.....

Jul20

Magic Birds @ Whiteside Brewing Company

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Whiteside Brewing Company, 128 State Rte 107, Cashiers, NC 28717

You may want to go ahead and book a place to stay in Cashiers and take a trip with us for this show! The mountains of Western NC are beautiful and Cashiers is smack dab in the middle of it! Whiteside Brewing Company is a very cool place with friendly folks, tasty brews, delicious food and an awesome outdoor stage that is just calling out our name, and we cannot wait to perform on it! We hope to see you there...

Jul25

We are happy to announce we will headed back to The Woodshop in St. Elmo on Thursday, July 25th. This one will be a little different, as our buddy Alex Volz hosts his monthly variety shows at The Woodshop, where we will be joining him and Josh Wheeler for a full night of showcasing the songs we all write. This should be a fun night and we are happy to be a part of it! FREE SHOW

Aug10

Magic Birds returns to one of our favorite spots in Chattanooga, but this time we are stepping it up a few notches and bringing national touring band Hopslop String Band from Nashville (www.hogslopstringband.com) to make this an all-out musical throwdown that you don't want to miss! Doors @ 8pm, Magic Birds @ 9pm, Hogslop String Band @ 10:30am.

Sep8

Magic Birds @ Chattanooga Market

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Chattanooga Market, 1801 Reggie White Blvd, Chattanooga, TN 37408

We are very excited to announce that we will be back at the Chattanooga Market this season, performing on Sunday, September 8th from 12:30-1:30pm. Buy some flowers, buy some fresh produce, buy some crafts, eat some delicious food and enjoy the tunes from Magic Birds....sounds like a great Sunday afternoon to us!!

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