Tin Bird Choir is an alt-folk barn rock band from Chester County Pennsylvania. Our unique sound earned our first record, Barn Rock, a debut spot at #9 on the roots music chart. We've graced some of the region's most celebrated stages, such as the Philadelphia Folk Festival, the World Cafe Live, Johnny Brenda's, and the Kimmel Center, as well as The Bitter End in New York City. With literate lyrics, organic harmonies, and urgent melodies, it’s a revival, this barn rock, a soulful, rhythmic meander through life's richness and darkness—intelligent and original, simple, fun, often quirky, and even a little haunting.
Eric Hurlock, vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, harmonica
Heather Hurlock, vocals,
Josh Sceurman, bass
Ellen Houle, drums and percussion
Barn Rock (2009)
Tin Bird Choir's 'Barn Rock' is intelligent and original
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Tin Bird Choir calls its music "Barn Rock", but this self-titled debut CD is not a bland Eagles-like...Tin Bird Choir calls its music "Barn Rock", but this self-titled debut CD is not a bland Eagles-like mixture of country and rock. Beneath the patched-in electric guitar and occasional organ is real down-home folk music, a throwback to old times when it was simple, often quirky, and even a little spooky.
"Barn Rock" starts off with "(I Want my) Truck Back," a funereal plea for a beloved old vehicle never returned by a friend. "Treat You Right" is an innocent yearning for tolerance in a small town. "Where Did I Go Wrong" is a heartfelt cabaret number, and "Artie Shaw" is a short piece about the retirement of the big band leader featuring an old-timey horn section.
It will take a few listens to fully understand songs like "Big Ship" and the homemade track "New York Times," but you can be sure they are not like anything on contemporary country or rock radio.
Tin Bird Choir - Barn Rock
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I am completely enthralled with this band. Eric & Heather share vocal duties, singing duet on some s...I am completely enthralled with this band. Eric & Heather share vocal duties, singing duet on some songs, or solo on others. Both have great voices, but I am totally blown away by Heather's vocals! She has a great dusky, smoky vocal style that, at the same time is highly compelling and captivating. - Tom Tracy, LucindaWilliams.com
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"Tin Bird Choir. It's slightly country, slightly rock and definitely good, wholesome music that you ..."Tin Bird Choir. It's slightly country, slightly rock and definitely good, wholesome music that you can't help but enjoy listening to. Check them out, let them grow on you, and join one of the coolest families around." - Laurie Perini, The Phoenix
Different Strokes for Different Folks
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One local group that should appeal to both sides of the fray is the Tin Bird Choir, all acoustic and...One local group that should appeal to both sides of the fray is the Tin Bird Choir, all acoustic and all contemporary. -Mary Armstrong, Philadelphia City Paper
Tin Bird Choir - XPN All About The Music
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The 12 Days of XPN Local Music – Day 9 – Tin Bird Choir “Trees” Tin Bird Choir has earned growing...The 12 Days of XPN Local Music – Day 9 – Tin Bird Choir “Trees”
Tin Bird Choir has earned growing acclaim in the Philadelphia region for their distinctive “alt-folk barn rock” sound. Rooted in the rural hills of Pennsylvania, their original songs are built with literate lyrics, organic harmonies, and melodies that range from lilting to urgent. Since their conception in 2007 they’ve had the pleasure of playing the Philadelphia Folk Festival and Canadian Music Week, as well as many other premier venues including the Tin Angel, World Cafe Live and the Kimmel Center in Philly, and The Bitter End in New York City. Their recently released debut CD, Barn Rock, has been described as intelligent and original, “a throwback to old times when music was simple, often quirky, and even a little spooky,” and is available on iTunes.
icon. For more information on upcoming concerts and other band info be sure to check out both their website and their MySpace listed below.
Download: “Trees” by Tin Bird Choir
Can You Best
Takes me Forever
Take me With You
Bless This Mess
Where did I Go Wrong
WE have a few covers we like to do, but generally we do originals. Our covers are: Elvis Presley Blues(Gillian Welch), Wayfaring Stranger (traditional), Formula Cola Dollar Draft (Marah), Bless This Mess (Haley Bonar), and other fringe covers.
There are no upcoming dates at this time.