Musical duos come in many shapes and forms. Sonny and Cher. Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg. Rihanna and every radio pop-star since 2007. An internationally known fiddler and an acoustic guitarist formerly of Seattle's The Senate? Sure, why not.
Impossible Bird, composed of violinist/fiddler Tyler Carson and acoustic guitarist/vocalist Nick Drummond, have all the makings of a folksy power duo headed for sold-out theaters and numerous performances on Ellen. What's better, the pair seem to radiate a sort of "feel good" vibe from their hybrid alt-folk and live shows that makes them even more endearing. Fronting the five song EP is the single, "Here I Am," an upbeat, plucky song featuring passionate vocals and a freaking stroh violin. (Imagine a violin. Take away the part you imagine as being a violin. Add a horn.)
The video (posted below) makes me smile, since it would only make sense they are playing in a field of flowers and shrubbery. And there's depth, no less. Joking aside, it's been a while since I've felt this moved from an up-and-coming group. The musicianship is outstanding and Drummond's voice is new and fresh. The EP as a whole is warm, with addictive melodies and layers of musical influence.
Still not sold? Well, I have not personally met personally met the group, but they appear to elicit significantly less battery, drug abuse and ski fatalities. That's always a plus.