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The Bird and The Fool

by Thirty Steps To Forward

Breathing sweet acoustic guitar and mandolin songs, from an acoustic singer/songwriter duo, with the life of a child's imagination here and there, thoughtful lyrics and music to carry you to somewhere beautiful or magical.
Genre: Folk: Modern Folk
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1. Respectively Swollen Thirty Steps to Forward
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2. Won't You Dance Thirty Steps to Forward
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3. Nervous Thirty Steps to Forward
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4. The Bird and the Fool Thirty Steps to Forward
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5. The Great Fall Thirty Steps to Forward
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6. Bought a Ticket for a Plane Thirty Steps to Forward
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7. Unimportant Ink Thirty Steps to Forward
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8. Of a Burned Out Star Thirty Steps to Forward
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9. Someone to Sing to Thirty Steps to Forward
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10. Angel Song Thirty Steps to Forward
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Album Notes
Thirty Steps to Forward’s debut album “The Bird and The Fool” has finally blossomed from years of writing songs and playing music. Their music strives to put bits of beautiful in the world through their songs. They often full heartily encourage others to stretch out their arms and let the wind carry them to someplace beautiful as well.
Through this album we continue to step forward both musically and poetically. We hope this album also lets you step forward into bits of beautiful of every day life.


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Rice B. and the Reviewer Team

Indie folk-pop duo's debut, a work of timeless beauty
Framing folk-pop lullabies with the sparest of acoustic instrumentation, the indie-pop duo Thirty Steps to Forward prove less can be decidedly more on their new CD, “The Bird and The Fool,” an album of fragile and aching beauty. Filled with melodies of crystalline delicacy, “The Bird and The Fool” is that rare debut album that lands fully formed, the work of artists forsaking trends or formula to embrace their music within. Gretchen, the female half of the duo, plays guitar and cello and handles most of the singing with a voice that crosses Kasey Chambers-like innocence with the confidence of The Cardigans’ Nina Persson. Seth contributes simple – but transformative, guitar and mandolin, and takes a couple turns at lead vocal, his troubadour-ish tenor providing stark contrast to his partner’s breathless frailty. Highlights include CD-opener, “Respectively Swollen,” title-track, “The Bird and the Fool,” Gretchen’s sweetly imploring “Won’t You Dance” and Seth’s confessional, “Bought a Ticket for a Plane,” but – truly, there’s not a weak song in the bunch. With a debut CD like “The Bird and the Fool,” Thirty Steps to Forward – mouthful-of-a-name notwithstanding, will appeal to contemporary folk listeners, as well as indie-rock fans of performers like Bon Iver and Iron and Wine.