Our new single "Reliance" is out now! This is our second release from our upcoming sophomore album. Produced by Nick Lutsko, this track features both Randy Steele (banjo) and Deron Stevens (mandolin) from Slim Pickins Bluegrass Band!
Download or stream it at any of the popular locations:
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!
Scenic City Showcase presents Songwriters in the Round
This will be the 4th installment of the Songwriters in the Round showcase, but the 1st one for 2017…and this time we are holding the festivities on a Saturday night! Come out and enjoy some of Chattanooga’s finest songwriters, as they tell stories about their songs and perform them live in a stripped-down fashion. And what better place to witness all of this but in the intimate setting of Barking Legs Theater.
The March 4th lineup includes:
Rick Rushing III - facebook.com/Rick-Rushing-the-Blues-Strangers-116484995072451
Johnny Balik - facebook.com/johnnybalikmusic
Mountain Creek House Fire - facebook.com/Mountain-Creek-House-Fire-392065080948880
Cardon Smith - cdbaby.com/cd/cardonsmith2
hosted by Magic Birds - facebook.com/wearemagicbirds
with art on display by J.W. Butts (mute0n) - mute0n.com - @mute0n
Doors at 7:30pm, Show at 8pm $10 at the door
In a continued effort to highlight some of the best musicians in the Chattanooga area, Scenic City Showcase is proud to present their third installment of the Songwriters in the Round series on Thursday, December 1. See some of your favorite Chattanooga artists in a stripped down setting, sharing stories behind some of their songs and performing in the intimate setting of Barking Legs Theater.
Lon Eldridge - Marty & Matt Bohannon - Charles Allison - Courtney Holder
Hosted by Magic Birds
Plus, local art on display by Leah Merigian!
Doors at 7pm - Show at 7:30pm $10 at the Door
Scenic City Showcase presents Songwriters in the Round, Chattanooga-Style, featuring
Danimal Pinson - Randy Steele (from Slim Pickins Bluegrass) - Konstantine Vlasis & Drew Streip (from Caney Creek Company) - D.L. Yancey II
Hosted by Magic Birds
After an overwhelming debut of the local singer-songwriters in the round performance from this past June, Scenic City Showcase returns to the intimate setting of Barking Legs on Thursday, September 15. Enjoy some of your favorite Chattanooga artists all on stage at the same time, taking turns talking about some of their original tunes and performing them live in a stripped down, acoustic fashion.
Doors at 7pm, Show at 7:30pm $10 at the door
Rhett Miller w/ Magic Birds
Rhett Miller is a pioneer of alt-country, leading the Old 97's for over 20 years. He is out on tour in support of his 2015 solo album, The Traveler, and we are very excited to be kicking off the night for him! This is also our first show at Revelry Room, so come hang out with us...
Doors at 8pm, show starts at 9pm.
An Appalachian Jamboree
Magic Birds will make their way to Anderson, SC for the first time. We are pumped for this show....this is Scott's hometown and he actually used to play open mic nights here back in college when it was called Corbett McGee's!
This event will be outside and will feature 3 bands. Doors at 7pm, and Magic Birds takes the stage first at 7:30pm. Come out early and hang out with us!
$10 at the door
All American Summer Concert Series
Magic Birds is excited to be added to this year's All American Summer Concert Series at the Hunter Museum of American Art. We will performing at 6pm on the outdoor terrace stage overlooking the Tennessee River.
This is open to all for a special throwback Thursday price of $5 (which also allows you to view their special exhibit “Masters of the Golden Age: Harvey Dunn and His Students"). There will also be a cash bar available on terrace.
Throwback Thursday generously sponsored by Easy Auto.
Scenic City Showcase
Scenic City Showcase presents
Songwriters in the Round, Chattanooga-Style featuring
Nick Lutsko - Ryan Oyer - The Goodbye Girls (Amber Fults & Hayley Graham) - T.J. Greever - Magic Birds
Enjoy some of your favorite local Chattanooga artists all on stage at the same time, taking turns talking about some of their original tunes and performing them live in a stripped down, acoustic fashion in the intimate setting of Barking Legs Theater.
Doors at 7pm, Show at 7:30pm - $10 at the door - www.barkinglegs.org
Amplify Decatur Music Festival
Magic Birds is excited to announce that we have been added to the lineup of this awesome music festival in downtown Decatur, GA.
The festival is free from Noon to 3pm, and Magic Birds will kick everything off with a 30 minute set at Noon.
Then, from 5pm-11pm the event will be gated and ticketed, and will include national acts like The Milk Carton Kids, Elephant Revival and Penny & Sparrow.
Every dollar raised at the Amplify Decatur Music Festival will be directed to Decatur Cooperative Ministry, which helps families facing homelessness settle into safe, stable homes and build healthy lives.
Magic Birds @ The National Cornbread Festival
Magic Birds is proud to announce that we will be performing at the 20th Annual National Cornbread Festival. We will be playing at the Gazebo stage at Noon on Sun 4/24 (that's 11am Central time). Come hang out with us and enjoy the festival......and some cornbread!
Magic Birds @ Road to Nightfall
Magic Birds is happy to announce that we've been chosen to compete in the 2016 Road to Nightfall! We will take the stage at 8:30pm on Thu 3/17 (2nd of 6 bands).
We've been working behind the scenes on adding a fuller sound to the band, so this will be the first live show where Scott Bruce and Ben Ezell will welcome Xavier Cotto (drums), Wil Markham (bass) and Randy Steele (electric guitar) to the mix.
Did we also mention this will be on St. Patty's Day? Come hang out with us....it should be lots of fun!
Unknown Hinson w/ Magic Birds
Magic Birds will make their South Carolina debut at Gottrocks in Greenville, opening for the mysterious rockabilly showman Unknown Hinson!
Nightfall Concert Series
Start your Labor Day weekend off right by joining us on Friday 9/4 for the final installment of the 2015 Nightfall Concert Series. Throwback Country artists The Malpass Brothers will headline the night, but not before Magic Birds begin the festivities at 7pm.
This is a free concert, and will take place at Miller Plaza in the heart of downtown Chattanooga.
FREE Age limit: All ages
Magic Birds @ JJ's Bohemia
Magic Birds will start off the night at JJ's Bohemia at 10pm, opening for Jamaican Queens and Chilhowee Royal.
Private Party @ Tennessee Aquarium
Magic Birds will be performing at a Private Party for TVA, along with D.L. Yancey II and Ryan Oyer.
A Scenic City Showcase
Magic Birds is proud to be a part of a local Chattanooga showcase that is featuring 3 other great bands from our area. A Scenic City Showcase will feature live music from The Mailboxes, Kip Bradley, Magic Birds and DL 2. 7pm / $7 at the door
Magic Birds is very excited to join the lineup on the 2nd Annual Man Xpo. This event is free to the public and and includes fun activities throughout the entire day at the First TN Pavilion and Finley Stadium. We will share the stage with Danimal Pinson, Kip Bradley, Roger Alan Wade and Broke Down Hound!
The River City Sessions
Magic Birds will be performing as part of the June installment of The River City Sessions at The Camp House. The show starts at 7pm and Magic Birds should take the stage around 8pm.