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The Bird and The Bear / Press

"The Bird and The Bear combine harmonious vocals with simple yet splendid guitar work for some worthy Americana..."

“Breathe is a collection of beautiful harmonies which I cannot recommend enough. Mirthe and Garry’s voices are full of raw emotion and they blend seamlessly accompanied by an acoustic guitar. My personal favourite of the four tracks is Forever Again. While its lyrics examine a love affair gone wrong, its melody reminds me of long lazy summer afternoons, I can’t help but sway along when I listen to it. In my opinion Breathe is an intense and triumphant debut, and I can’t wait to hear more from this duo – I know they love playing together and I think that shows through their music and the lyrics they lend to it.”

“A lovely blend of Folk and Americana, The Bird and the Bear make simple music that, when listened to, is anything but simple. The intricate guitar work and amazing skill showcased by The Bear (Garry Wood) are so much fun to listen to. I often found myself getting lost in just the guitar work. It’s nothing crazy complicated. There’s no crazy Rock solos or shredding, but just some excellent riffs played to perfection. I don’t want to overlook The Bird’s (Mirthe Bolhuis) excellent command of the mandolin! I’ve always liked the mandolin, and admire those who can play it to its full potential.”