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Ian Fisher // Support: Accidental Bird
It's been more than a decade since Ian Fisher left his home state of Missouri and moved to Europe, forever changing his life and his music. With songs that combine an international lyrical perspective and a world-traveler’s musical influences with Americana roots, Fisher has remained on the road ever since emigrating, penning over one and a half thousand songs while also playing hundreds of concerts around Europe, North America, and Africa. His fourteen independently released albums have earned praise from outlets like Rolling Stone — who described him as one of the new Americana artists you need to know and his 2018 release, Idle Hands, as "half Americana and half Abbey Road-worthy pop”. With his newest album, American Standards, “Fisher taps into a sound that is at once moving and different” (Glide Magazine), further braking the mold of the singer-songwriter with a collection of socially-conscious and diverse songs that veer between acoustic, stripped-down arrangements and full-band performances. Americana Highways writes, ”What’s instantly noticeable with Ian Fisher is how he manages to shuffle the gold pan of his natural Missouri Americana nuggets with his now expatriate Euro-pop morsels to produce a Euro-Americana hybrid showcase.” Like the artist himself, Fisher’s music resonates far beyond the borders of genres and countries.
is the new home for the songs of Stefan Honig, former singer and songwriter of the band HONIG. There's an album yet to be released, when and where, and it's more than possible that Accidental Bird will be a band someday. For now, though, it's just one thing: the newfound fun of making music. And doing it when, where and with whom it feels good.