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Folk Music For What Lies Ahead Released Today!

Today sees the long awaited (for us at least) release of the 18 track compilation "Folk Music For What Lies Ahead"!

We have blathered on about it numerous times, so just visit the compilation page HERE to stream some samples or purchase.  With the amount of great artists included, you really can't go wrong!

You can also pick up the release on your favourite "e-tailer" as well be clicking below:

Enjoy release day!

~Sandy & Judy

Finally We Have A Release Date - July 27, 2010

Hey Everyone!

Thanks for coming back to check out what's happening at Yer Bird! Unfortunately due to some red tape and long line-ups we were unable to release "Folk Music For What Lies Ahead" yesterday. On the bright side we have a new (very promising) release date of Tuesday, July 27, 2010.

In the mean time, please check out the updated "Folk Music For What Lies Ahead" page - we have included the song titles for all the tracks - (take a look)!

Thank-you again for your continued support of folk and folk inspired music.

Cheers and see you all in a couple of weeks!

~Judy & Sandy


Posted on July 7, 2010 and filed under Compilation.

Saturday Compilation update - Final artist announcement

Here we are with the last artist announcement for the compilation - tentatively set for a July 6th, 2010 release at this time!

So who is rounding out the compilation - let us tell you!  We are hugely excited to be working with favourites:

The Black Atlantic!  This troupe from the Netherlands is one of the most talented bands we have heard in a long time.  We have an unreleased live track for use and it truly proves that this band is more than what they started on "Reverence For Fallen Trees" from last year.  This band that tours exhaustidly is one that you should seek out if you haven't already becaues you will not be disappointed.


Next our last announcement is the inclusion of one of our most recent Yer Bird artists:

Ghosts I've Met.  With the recent official release of "Payphone Patience" here on Yer Bird Records, we simply cannot get enough of Sam Watts' sound.  If you enjoy incredibly melodic folk infused pop tracks, then you have to go no further.  While "pop" sounds a bit light for Ghosts I've Met - there is just enough of it to meld with the haunting sounds of acoustic guitar, cello and even a bit of lap steel.  We are sure this new song will solidify the fact that you have found an ongoing favourite.

We also opened up our "Folk Music For Series" tab on the left hand side to start checking out the previous and this upcoming collection.

~Sandy & Judy


Posted on May 29, 2010 and filed under Compilation, Ghosts I've Met.

Friday Compilation Update - Part 9!

Welcome to another installment of the "Folk Music for What Lies Ahead" update. This week we thought it was time to let you in on another part of the compilation - one we are pretty excited about.

The compilation is more than just a great way to showcase the tremendous artists who are part of the album but also a way to give back. As part of the compilation, Yer Bird will be donating a portion of each cd sold to Music 4 Hunger.

Music 4 Hunger is a non-profit charitable organization to benefit poor, hungry, homeless and underprivileged children around the world. Music 4 Hunger Foundation produces live and recorded music to raise money to help needy children locally and globally. The foundation is currently putting together the schedule of charity concerts - click their logo for updates.

The Foundation provides many ways donations will be used. Yer Bird has chosen to direct the portion of funds collected from the sale of the compilation to go directly to help needy children. We believe in the vision of Music 4 Hunger to end hunger and poverty. There is enough food and resources in the World for everyone. No child should be hungry. No child should be homeless.

18,000 children die each day to hunger alone - Yer Bird is proud to be part of the solution.

To learn more about the variety of ways Music 4 Hunger is helping children, please visit their website at

~Judy & Sandy

Posted on May 21, 2010 and filed under Compilation.

Friday Compilation Update, Part 8!

Welcome once again to an update on some more artists for the upcoming Folk Music For What Lies Ahead (is this update 8!!??).  We are coming down the home stretch, finishing up the artwork and should have something for all you in June (mid June hopefully).  Wanna know a couple more artists that will be featured?  Yeah, you do.

Today, we are again giving ourselves virtual high fives for the opportunity to once again feature a track from:

Matthew Ryan!  We are sure you all are aware of this gravel voice artist that was also featured on "Folk Music For The End Of The World.  Ryan never dissapoints and if you have been following him you know that he has numerous albums that tell this tale (and of which all are worthy of owning).  We are glad to have the opportunity to use one of his newly available acoustic tracks...virtual high five.  Ryan has done something that we really appreaciate - took his great Dear Lover songs and gave them an acoustic remodel - fully solo acoustic versions of the entire album!  Well you will be able to have one of those tracks joined into our collection of acts on this project.  Again....virtual high five.


Next we have a bit of a newcomer, well not really a new, but we hope to shed some light on

John Goraj.  John is probably one of the nicest guys around and in turn he also creates some of the most stunning songs you will hear.  With a vocal delivery that lends to both a hushed and haunting track all the way to something you might burst out singing along to.  If you haven't already, you should check out his album "Possible" as you will then know how possible it will be to truly get lost in the music of Goraj.  We have an unrelased track that has taken over our listening attention and we are sure that you will join us in our appreciation for his talent.

~Sandy & Judy

Posted on May 14, 2010 and filed under Compilation.

Compilation update, Friday Edition

Lets get on with it, we know...we know.

Today we would like to announce two more artists, both of whom we have been listening to for at least a couple of years with each captivating us and have provided some of our favourite music of the 2000's.

Firstly, we would like to welcome Michael Metivier, Aric Bieganek and Rebekah Dutkiewicz, or as you may know them:

Oweihops!  While we have been fans (and friends) with Mr. Metivier for years, the recording personna of "Oweihops" has grown since we first started listening.  While still being "acoustic" in style, they now bring in layers of strings, percussion and a fullness with the addition of Aric and Rebekah.  We have an original unreleased track that provides folk music with honest delivery and the sound of what could be a true folk band.  This is the wilderness, open fields and heart of rural Massachusettes put to song.


We then turn to the big city.  This is the sound of the Brooklyn put forth by

Ivana XL!  Dispite her penchant for "XL" as her moniker, this sprite of a singer songwriting beauty is definitely "XL" in what she brings to her music.  You can't help but find a spot for almost any song she has.  You can find dreamy pop or even pixie folk mixed with a down tempo indie finish that you will find yourself lost in.  We have a great acoustic unreleased track from Ivana that will cause you to listen over and over again, then find yourself singing it to yourself without even noticing. 

~Sandy & Judy

Posted on May 7, 2010 and filed under Compilation, Oweihops.