YELLOW BIRD

DEEDDA LOU *** NEW ALBUM OUT***

MANON KAHLE vocals, fiddle, ukulele, banjo
LUCIA CADOTSCH vocals, melodica, shaker
RONNY GRAUPE guitar, bass, banjo
ULI KEMPENDORFF clarinet, bass clarinet
LUDWIG WANDINGER drums, spoons, percussion

“a contemporary, urban review of pop music’s roots: melancholy, subtle and self-ironic.“
Stefan Hentz, DIE ZEIT

Yellow Bird is „Super-Dada Bluegrass“, wrote Francesco Wilking (of „Die Höchste Eisenbahn“) about their debut album „Sing“. The German newspaper DIE ZEIT found their debut recording SING to be „a contemporary, urban review of pop music’s roots: melancholy, subtle and self-ironic.”

Yellow Bird (from Berlin, the U.S. and Switzerland) plays Modern Roots Music, with two-part harmony singing, bass clarinet, guitars and percussion. The lyrical and powerful voices of Manon Kahle und Lucia Cadotsch (awarded with the ECHO Jazz 2017) tell stories of black trains and blue cowgirls and are backed by an awesome band: Ronny Graupe, Uli Kempendorff and Ludwig Wandinger.

The band spent most the past year working on their second recording. The result is an album of ten songs which at times sound like the lost soundtrack of a Jarmusch or Coen Brothers film, with Joni Mitchell and Tom Waits in the lead. Big Beats, hauntingly beautiful voices and a blues-steeped guitar-uke-banjo and bass clarinet stew tug at your heartstrings and make you move.

DISCOGRAPHY

2018 EDDA LOU (enja/ yellowbird records)
2015 SING (enja/ yellowbird records)

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