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Extend Your Weekend with Birdtalker at Rough Trade NYC Sunday

September 8th, 2017

Shortly after marrying five years ago, Zack Green (vocals and guitar) and Dani Green (vocals and keys) began writing songs together. It went pretty well, so they wrote some more. Soon enough, Zack’s friend Andy Hubright (drums) joined in on the fun, and the tunes sounded better with three people. Brian Seligman (guitar, mandolin and vocals) caught them playing outside and liked what he heard, and then they sounded even better with four people. So they became a quartet called Birdtalker. And a year later, the Nashville, Tenn., band was a five-piece with the addition of Jesse Baker (bass and vocals). Their first EP, the Americana- and contemporary-folk-filled Just This (stream it below), came out last year. “This is an intriguing collection of songs that very much reward close attention. And that is because there is so much in these six songs that you discover something more each time,” according to No Depression. “It’s not just the two founders but the whole band who blend these songs of several layers to maximum effect with great emotion. It’s a team effort. Haunting and different at the same time.” Check out the team in person when Birdtalker (above, performing “Heavy”) play Rough Trade NYC on Sunday night. Singer-songwriter Becca Mancari opens the show.