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.
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 ventured down to Dalton a few months ago, and we all had so much fun, that we are headed back to DBC on December 1st! If you missed us last time, go ahead and mark your calendar now. If you came out to see us last time, let's do it again! They have the tasty beverages, and we will bring the tasty tunes!
We are making our way back to Chattanooga's 24 hour holiday festival on Main Street!! Once again this year, we will be taking part of the MAINx24 festivities at Slick's, and boy, do they have a lineup planned for you this year:
Cosmic Strangers - Noon-2pm, Skip Cisto Band - 2:30-4:30pm, Magic Birds - 5-7pm, The NEW Quintet - 7:30-9:30pm
We had a blast at Slick's last year, so come hang out with us again this year! Tasty burgers, refreshing drinks and tunes galore!
We are headed back to our favorite 'Five Star Dive Bar' one last time before the year ends. But we are turning up the heat for this one and adding some good buddies to the mix! Lew Card is gonna start the night off at 8pm, followed by a set by T.J. Greever. Then, Magic Birds will close out the night, with both Lew and T.J. sitting in with us for some tunes. We will play until at least 11pm, but you should get there early because we are planning to pack the house for this one. This is gonna be a great time so come hang out with us!
We had such a great time in Anderson for our album release party back in August that we already have a return date on the calendar at McGee's Irish Pub! You have plenty of time to secure your table reservations and make plans to join Magic Birds back in Scott's old stomping grounds, for what is sure to be another fun night!!
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.....