THE PAINTED BIRDS
A Nest For All
THE PAINTED BIOGRAPHY
In 2018 a ragtag bunch of seasoned musicians united under the banner of eclectic, personal, and passionate music. Led by singer-songwriter Alex Fortier (Juicy Connotation, i.am.tru.starr.), the Birds were created to surpass the borders between influences, creating stories and sounds with both depth and clarity. The group features drummer/percussionist Chris Palace (Juicy Connotation, Dream Float, Funklopian Tubes, Siena Facciolo), guitarist Will Schantz (P.V. Nunes Band, Archive Ravens, Red Hot & Blue Band), and bassist Robert MacPartland (Charlie Haley And The Band, Ryan Benthall). In the spirit of diverse sound and personality, their influences come from a variety of disciplines and genres, including rock artists like Paul Simon, Billy Joel and The Band; folk crossovers like Joni Mitchell, Neil Young and Bob Dylan; funk and soul artists like The Meters, TAUK and Donny Hathaway; and even contemporary jazz projects like The Bad Plus, Yussef Kamaal and Weather Report. As for their sound...well, you'll simply have to listen....
Oct. 21, 2020
Thanks to two long weekends of recording at Wicked Squid Studios here in Rochester, NY, our debut album "Under The Wing" is ordered and set to drop on Nov. 20th, 2020!
We are beyond excited to share our music with the world!