As a child growing up in the backwoods of Tennessee, Birdie Bourdeaux was uncontrollably drawn to song-writing by some cosmic force, which she says, was summoning her to give life to the melodies that haunted the hills and valleys of her small town. After years of experimentation, her music has evolved into a bizarre and arresting sound that effortlessly transports the listener to the swamps of the Louisiana Bayou or a smoke-filled speak easy in 1940's Manhattan. Drawing lyrical inspiration from her love of gothic literature and magical realism, Birdie Bourdeaux has created music that is not only intense, but eerily simple. From an enchanting cover of Conner Oberst's Lover I don't have to Love, to her own catchy horn arrangements on Hold On, Birdie Bourdeaux steers away from the modern pop craze. Her music pays homage to the likes of Billie Holiday and Tom Waits…and to a simpler time, when music was made on front porches over a bottle of whiskey or in cole mines to pass the time. It is a throwback to pre-rock blues, jazz and cabaret; using household objects, howling winds, harmonicas, sticks, and a handmade Bedouin tambourine to create an atmospheric and phantasmic world of sensory sound.
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