The Park Presents: Humbird
The Park Theater
581-587 Glen St, Glens Falls, NY 12801
Inspired by the crystalline chill of the north country she calls home in Minnesota, Humbird combines a wintry longing with the warmth of a familiar folktale. Humbirds music moves between experimental folk and environmental Americana to embrace the unexpected. The music invites a refreshing dissonance into the house. It leaves bread crumbs along the path and reflects light back at the stars.
Siri Undlin witnessed the power of storytelling in her childhood home and began writing music and performing in church choirs and in Irish ensembles from a young age. Her voice, which contains the unwavering fortitude of hymnal melodies, reveals her traditional background.
In 2019, Humbird released the critically acclaimed, debut full-length, Pharmakon, which introduced us to Humbirds songcraft and harmonic folk style. With Folk Alley calling the album ... an absolutely hypnotic listening experience. Atwood Magazine described it as music wrapped in gentle rebellion. The release garnered millions of online streams and a wide range of accolades, including 89.3FM The Currents Best Local Albums Of The Year, one of City Pages Picked To Click Awards, Best Minnesota Albums from the Star Tribune, and as an official showcasing artist at SXSW in Austin.
Most recently, the material on Humbirds sophomore record Still Life (October 2021) has already received enthusiastic praise from within the folk world awarded as one of Kerrville Folk Fests New Folk winners for 2021. Keith Harris of Racket Magazine explains, Still Life is an album to lose yourself in during certain moods, or in others to find comforting details to grasp onto. The album stands alone as its own artifact, which, carefully crafted as it is, has a particular kind of spontaneity.