Wallis Bird – A True Woman

The new release from Irish songstress Wallis Bird about to issue

Wallis Bird – photo: LTTL

Wallis Bird

Releases ‘Woman’

Due September 27, 2019

Wallis Bird is one of the most passionate and emotional performers that we at Listening Through The Lens have seen in the last few months.

Sighted at Folk Alliance International (Kansas City Missouri) 2018 and Port Fairy Folk Festival in regional Victoria Australia in 2019, her openness and compassion, coupled with bravura in-the-zone-turns on stage, pack a punch.

Bird has announced her new album Woman (via AntiFragile) and shared the first single “As The River Flows” with an accompanying music video. Woman is due out on September 27.

Ask Wallis Bird what changes she’s experienced since 2016’s Home, her last album, and she’ll offer a list. “Well, the world’s changed a lot” she’ll begin, “and I’ve changed with it. The #MeToo movement, ‘Repeal The 8th’, marriage equality in Australia, ‘Black Lives Matter’, Trump, Brexit, the rise of racism, the death of countless musical icons, the environmental crisis… And,” she’ll add, wryly, “I’m 36 now, so I’m officially a woman…!”

Photo: LTTL

At Woman’s heart lies the imperative to tackle injustice and celebrate the good in human nature, themes demanding immediate attention. “I want more empathy in the world around me,” she concludes, “so I’ve started by writing it into my life. I want to fill rooms with these words. I want to hear these sentiments uttered out loud, and for people to get used to hearing themselves say them. Ultimately, I want these words written into their lives.”

Here is the official video for the lead single “As The River Flows”:

Wallis Bird is going on her first major USA tour:


August 15th – Washington DC – The Birchmere

August 16th – Philadelphia, PA – Philadelphia Folk Festival 

August 19th – New York, NY – Rockwood

August 20th – Cambridge, MA – Club Passim

August 22nd – Saratoga Springs, NY – Caffe Lena

August 23rd – Concord NH – Bank of New Hampshire Stage

August 24th – Northeast Kingdom, VT – Stansted House Concert Network 

August 26th – Buffalo, NY – Ninth Ward

August 27th – Ann Arbor, MI – The Ark 

August 28th – Indianapolis, IN – Lo-Fi Lounge 

August 29th – Nashville, TN – City Winery

August 31st – Kansas City, MO – Kansas City Irish Fest



The new release from Irish songstress Wallis Bird about to issue

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