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Reviews and Such

One of Metronome Magazine Boston's "Top 21 in 2021"

"The California based duo of Jennifer Moraca and Ron Grigsby released an outstanding EP of well penned Americana entitled Better Days. We tracked them down through the haze of COVID and California wildfires to feature them in our June issue with their long overdue story."

Reviews for Tremolo Heart

"The Odd Birds are adept at blending their voices in absolute harmony and sharing songs that ring and resonate with instant appeal. [...] It's an alluring and infectious combination [that] all blends seamlessly and, in turn, allows Tremolo Heart to beat fearlessly."
--Lee Zimmerman, Goldmine (print)

"[The Odd Birds] exhibit powerfully emotive songwriting coupled to masterfully shared lead vocals and harmonies, making every track bristle with colorful clarity. [...] Every track on Tremolo Heart is an aural pleasure from the well penned lyrics to the luring vocal command and stalwart instrumentation. [...] An outstanding album!"
--Brian M. Owens, Metronome Magazine (Boston) (print)

 "Charming Country Rock That Could Be From Townes Van Zandt’s Front Porch." "[The] couple haven’t totally strayed away from their Folk roots; but the welcome addition of occasional electric guitar and buoyant melodies means to me that the finished article is genuinely genre-bending as the couple and their enigmatic producer Bobbo Byrnes, add smidgens of Country, Americana and especially Country Rock to the recipe and the end result is very easy on the ear."
--The Rocking Magpie

 "The Odd Birds are back with a pleasing disc (Tremolo Heart) featuring 10 wonderful tracks showcasing the duo's affecting songcraft, strong vocals and nuanced arrangements. From the breezy opening folk rock track "Alright Now" and lovely "Another One Like You" to the countrified "Drowning Rain" and the folk ballad "Today I Started Loving You Again," Ron Grigsby and Jennifer Moraca immerse the listener in a soundscape that is sure to please fans of top-tier folk and acoustic Americana."
--Robert Kinsler, Rock 'N' Roll Truth

 "The two have once again succeeded in producing an excellent album with music from the heart that touches hearts."
--Wolfgang Giese, Musik in sich

Reviews for Better Days

"Melding folk, country and Americana in to a tasty, affable gumbo, The Odd Birds offer up likable tunes with an imaginative sound...If you’re a fan of wellcrafted vocal harmonies and jangly rhythms, The Odd Birds will delight with their earthy sentiment and seasoned musicianship."
--Brian M. Owens, Metronome Magazine (Boston)

"While so many youngsters buy a buckskin jacket, Gibson Jumbo and wear their fringe like Roger McGuinn ……. they forget they have to have lived their life to the max; before their songs become authentic …… and that’s were The Odd Birds really come alive. 
These songs sound believable; and have the capacity to live with the listener for a long, long time …. if not forever."
--The Rocking Magpie 

"The Odd Birds' wonderful debut release Better Days is a wonderful and breezy Americana release that exudes a warmth and sense of purpose in tune with the fast-moving track listing. The acoustic folk rocker "Better Get Outta Town" opens the EP, impressively introducing the duo of singer-guitarists Ron Grigsby and Jennifer Moraca — both of whom sing and play guitar. The countrified "Jenny-Lynn (Won't You Come Home)," uplifting "Fly" and yearning "Better Days" showcase their endearing sound. A tender cover of Lowell George's "Willin'" and Gram Parsons' "Return Of The Grievous Angel" further elevate the EP. In addition to his excellent production, Bobbo Byrnes adds some stellar guitar and organ work on the disc" 
--Robert Kinsler, Rock 'N' Roll Truth

"The sound of "The Odd Birds" is characterized by the acoustic instruments and harmony vocals. This "Better Days" brings us back to the 70-ties of more delicious folk rock songs. Songs full of layered guitars and light percussion in the vein of Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris and songwriting reminiscent of classic country and the country / rock sound of Laurel Canyon from the 70s."
--Rootsville.eu

"[Better Days is] a successful blend in the context of the genre Americana, with a very relaxed, peppy and harmonious expression that breathes the good old sound of the West Coast."
--Wolfgang Giese, Musik an Sich

"Good folk rock songs that easily and well performed will be a nice overall concept on this truly delicate album."
--Micheles Kindh, Blaskan

 

Updates

We Spoke too Soon, We have More Shows! 

It looks like we spoke too soon when we said we were out for the year. Ron's hand is healing much faster than we thought and we have a few shows booked before the end of the year. 

Tuesday November 22, 5:30-8:30pm 
Campus JAX Singer-Songwriter Showcase 
3950 Campus Drive 
Newport Beach, CA 92660 

Saturday December 3, 6-9pm 
Beach Hut Deli Huntington Beach 
19025 Beach Blvd 
Huntington Beach, CA 92648 

Monday December 5, 8:15pm 
On Michaela Compton's Ground Zero Radio Show (KOCI FM Radio, FM 101.5) 

Sunday December 11, 2pm 
Patchwork Show, Ventura 
Downtown Ventura at Main and California 
Ventura, CA 93001 

We'd love to see you at any and all shows and we're working hard at booking shows for the new year. We may even have a tour in the works. 

Hope you have wonderful holidays.

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