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!

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!

Back at it again! 

After months and months of constant touring, we took some much needed time off to spend quality time with our families. Now that our kids remember what we look like, we are back at it again with a slew of new shows. It all starts this Saturday 9/30 at The Rooftop Hop in downtown Chattanooga. And while you are here, please check out all of our upcoming shows. We hope to see your smiling face at a few of them! Oh, and we may even have a handful of new songs for you to hear.....

At Barking Legs we will be..... 

For our next 2 shows, we will find ourselves at one of our favorite Chattanooga venues; Barking Legs Theater. First, we are so excited that we were asked to be a part of Nathan Bell's CD Release Party on Sat 7/15. His new album Love>Fear (48 hours in traitorland) is out now and it is fantastic. Here's one of our favorite songs on the album, just to get you warmed up for the celebration: Raise Your Fist. Next, we will be back at Barking Legs on Sat 8/5 for another installation of our songwriters in the round showcase. This one is going to be a doozy, as we have some awesome Chattanooga area songwriters lined up for your listening pleasure. Check out the details here

We hope to see you out at our shows, and keep checking back to this site because we will be performing at some popular Chattanooga events in Sep & Oct and we should be announcing those very soon!

Previous events

Aug6

Magic Birds @ Chattanooga Red Wolves SC

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CHI Memorial Stadium, 1 Stadium Way, Chattanooga, TN 37412

Surprise Announcement!! No, we are not playing soccer against our hometown Chattanooga Red Wolves. We wouldn't dare! But we will be entertaining all attendees as they enter the stadium on Sat 8/6. The Red Wolves will be battling the Greenville Triumph SC at 7:30pm, and Magic Birds will be providing the musical entertainment during the pre-game festivities at the stadium from 6-7:30pm. So come out early, enjoy some drinks, food and live music before the match!

Jul17

Magic Birds @ Silos Brewing Co

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Silos Brewing Co, 122B Folger Ave, Easley, SC

We are excited about this one (we know, we always say that)! But this is a very cool area that we just found out about in the past 6 months or so. The Silos is a fairly new destination spot in downtown Easley, SC. Made up of a community of various businesses and vendors, this area once was home to grain companies until the 1980s. Now renovated, The Silos is a part of the vibrant revitalization of downtown Easley. Silos Brewing Co is one of the businesses in the heart of this growth and we are happy to announce we will be performing there on Sunday 7/17 from 1-4pm. Come hang out with us!!

Jul16

If you have never been to downtown Clayton, GA, here is your chance to visit them gem! Tucked away in the middle of mountains, lakes and rivers, Clayton is an amazing little town. This will be Magic Birds' first time performing in Clayton and we are very excited about this trip. We will be playing songs for you on the outdoor patio at the Universal Joint, right in the middle of downtown. The food is great, the drinks are refreshing and we will be playing tunes for you from 7-10pm. It's also UJ's 11th anniversary for their Clayton location so fun times are sure to be had by all!

Apr30

2022 Cumberland Trail Spring Festival

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Ivy Academy, 8520 Dayton Pike, Soddy Daisy, TN

The 2022 Cumberland Trail Spring Festival is a partnership between Ivy Academy Chattanooga and Tennessee State Parks. The festival follows Ivy's 5K trail run Running with Sasquatch and takes place at the school, 8520 Dayton Pike, Soddy-Daisy, TN. The trail run begins at the school at 9 a.m. and follows the trail on the south side of the North Chickamauga Creek Gorge. Runners are encouraged to stay after RWS and enjoy the festival. The festival begins at 10:00 a.m. and ends at 3:00 p.m. The festival includes on-site interpretive programs and a guided hike, local history, food vendors, natural craft vendors, activities and more.

Magic Birds will perform at the festival at 11:30am!

Mar5

Magic Birds in Downtown Iva

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Choc’s Barbeque Co. and Southern Catering, 110 E. Broad Street, Iva, SC

We were so excited to hear about a place in downtown Iva, SC that hosts live music on the weekends. We are even more excited to let you know that we will be playing there on Saturday, March 5th! That's right, we are headed to downtown Iva to play some music for you at Choc's BBQ! We'll be playing that night from 6-9pm and there is no cover. Come grab some dinner and let us serenade you for a bit. We've played a few times in downtown Anderson but this will be our first time playing in Iva, so we cannot wait for this one!

Nov4

Magic Birds @ Noontunes

Waterhouse Pavilion @ Miller Plaza, 850 Market Street, Chattanooga, TN

We will be performing as a part of the Noontunes concert series in downtown Chattanooga! This concert series happens each Thursday at noon during the fall months, and we are so glad that we were asked to join the festivities this year. Grab your lunch at any of the area restaurants around Miller Plaza and come hang out with Magic Birds for an hour on Thu 11/4 at noon!

Oct9

Magic Birds is honored to be performing a set at Trident Transport's 4th Annual Cornhole Tournament benefitting Erlanger Children’s Hospital. This is an all-day event that kicks off around noon and will include local food, unique drinks, live music, and of course, plenty of cornhole playing! Magic Birds will kick off the music entertainment at 12:30pm, so come out and enjoy a full day of fun that goes back to helping create a better atmosphere for hospitalized children in Chattanooga!

Dec7

Magic Birds @ MAINx24

OCI Parking Lot, 326 E Main Street, Chattanooga, TN

We will be back at MAINx24 this year, performing again at the official OCI MAINX24 World Championship Chili Cookoff. This event will take place in the OCI parking lot and benefits green|spaces. The music kicks off around 11:30am, just as soon as the big parade down Main Street ends. Magic Birds will be playing 2 sets this year, so come hang out with us and enjoy the chili tasting and good times!

Jul20

Magic Birds at #Somewhere

#Somewhere, Anderson, SC

That's right--we are headed back to Scott's hometown of Anderson, SC for another show! Last time was a blast, and we will be back in downtown again--this time at a new speakeasy-style establishment called #Somewhere. We will share more details with you if they allow, but for now, we can give you this hint: Somewhere under the bear, seven blocks from where the man checks his watch.

May19

Embracing Hope Chattanooga - Blues, Bluegrass, & BBQ

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Chattanooga Choo Choo, 1400 Market Street, Chattanooga, TN

We are proud to be a part of a Blues, Bluegrass & BBQ event that will shine a light on Mental Health Awareness Month. Taking place in the gardens at the historic Chattanooga Choo Choo, this family-friendly event features local live music, local breweries and tons of BBQ! The event begins at 1pm, and Magic Birds will take the stage at 2:40pm.

Dec1

MAINX24

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OCI, 326 E Main Street, Chattanooga, TN

We are excited to be a part of the MAINX24 festivities this year! We'll be performing during the official OCI MAINX24 World Championship Chili Cookoff, which is a benefit event for green|spaces. The event kicks off around 11am, directly after the big parade down Main Street, and Magic Birds will be the 2nd band to take the stage during the event. This should be a lot of fun, so come hang out with us!

Sep15

Magic Birds at Slick's

Slick's Burgers, 309 E Main St, Chattanooga

We are excited to be playing at Slick's for the first time. Here's hoping the weather is great so we can play on the outdoor stage and take advantage of their awesome patio experience. Did we mention how delicious their burgers are? Come grab dinner and let us serenade you into the night!

Sep14

Randy Steele & Magic Birds at The BUS Bar

The BUS Bar and Grill, 522 Highway 64, Ocoee

We'll be back in Ocoee for a performance at The BUS Bar with our good buddy Randy Steele! Randy just released an excellent EP called Moccasin Bender, so come prepared to hear some new tunes, along with some old Slim Pickins favorites. We cannot wait to share the stage with him, back in his old stomping grounds. Magic Birds will get this night started with music kicking off at 9pm. Come have some fun with us!

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