BIRDS AND ARROWS [FREE in the lounge!]
308 N. 2nd Ave.
Phoenix, AZ, 85003
BIRDS AND ARROWS
Andrea and Pete Connolly met in Chapel Hill, NC in 2006. Andrea was recording and performing as a solo singer/songwriter and Pete was fronting a local rock band. When they found each other, their artistic and personal lives collided and formed the songwriting/creative partnership that is Birds and Arrows.
In 2007 they released two critically acclaimed EPs, "Self-titled" and "Woodgrain Heart". They went on to release 4 full length records in North Carolina. "Starmaker" 2009, "We're Gonna Run" 2011, "Coyotes" 2013 and "Edge Of Everything" in 2015 which was recorded and mixed by Chris Stamey of The Db's. They also released a holiday EP "Holiday Forever" which includes songs featured on compilations with Wilco, Big Star, The dB's, Yo La Tengo, Whiskeytown and more....The Connollys have also collaborated live and been featured on recordings of artists such as Big Star Reunion, Chris Stamey, Skylar Gudasz, Mandolin Orange and Robert Sledge of Ben Folds Five.
On new years day 2016 the couple officially relocated from Durham, NC to the magical town of Tucson, AZ. Taking inspiration from the harsh, yet beautiful environment that surrounds them, Birds and Arrows has reinvented themselves with a new found energy that matches the higher speed limit of the western highways. B&A's new single "Stay Down" hits you in the face with raw, white knuckle, rock and roll muscle. The song has an urgent energy that makes you want to grip the steering wheel and floor it.
The Connollys continue to challenge themselves creatively, exploring new sounds within each release. The video for their new single "Stay Down" was created by Brooklyn based videographer Andrew Ellmaker and screen writer Emily Ragsdale and is set in the heart of the Tucson Mountains. It features the couple surrounded by desert dogs which all seem to be captivated by the sounds they hear swirling through the desert valley. Banjo, the most famous dog "actor" in the video, was featured in an Episode of "Breaking Bad".
Join Tucson darlings Birds and Arrows for an intimate portrait of song, live in the Lounge at Crescent Ballroom!
Taking inspiration from the harsh, yet beautiful environment that surrounds them, Birds and Arrows has reinvented themselves with a new found energy that matches the higher speed limit of the western highways.