Migrant Birds is an indie folk outfit from Winston-Salem, North Carolina that combines elements of pop, rock, and americana to write folk songs for the modern age. Armed with the timeless tools of intimate songwriting and close vocal harmony, their music can shapeshift to fit any music club, noisy bar or hushed living room.
Drawing inspiration from traditional Appalachian folk tunes and modern acts like Shovels and Rope, Shakey Graves, Brandi Carlile, and Andrew Bird, the pair has taken to peddling their brand of americana across North Carolina and the beyond.
The group is fronted by Spencer McNair Ayscue and Tara Lancaster Logue, both North Carolina natives educated in the hills of Appalachia. Migrant Birds released their debut single "Appalachian Spine" in April 2019. They followed it up with the pop-tinged ballad "Little Hangman" the following month, and ultimately their six-track eponymous EP "Migrant Birds."
In the first half of 2020, they released three new singles, "Three Strand Cord," "Chalk Peddler," and "Lay It Down," with the help of cellist Scott Peters.