Thu, Feb 1 - 9:00 pm

starbird funk bluegrass free live music ithaca the range no cover downtown commons twithaca

Starbird is a Burlington, VT based band with strong Pennsylvania roots that strives to seamlessly blend instrumental compositions and grooves with a subtle hints of twang. After working with each other in American Babies, Cabinet, and numerous side projects, the urge to play music together was undeniable. The band features guitarist Justin Mazer, bassist Dylan Skursky, and Al Smith on drums/keys/percussion, who have individually performed with Cabinet, Holly Bowling, Steve Earle, Soule Monde, Billy Martin, Calvin Weston, Electron, Greensky Bluegrass, Brad Parsons, Superhuman Happiness, Bob Weir, Jackie Greene, and more. Together as a group is where they prefer to shine, playing anything from funky grooves to surf and delicate ballads, ambient noise jams, and twanged-up Telecaster rockers. They’ve played music by Grant Green, Fela Kuti, and Philly soul group the Stylistics, but are focused on composing original material and uniting people through sound and dance.

Cover: Free!