Who are The State Birds and they are on tour soon
The State Birds features four extraordinary musicians , is about to embark on a tour of North Carolina and Virginia next month. The youngest member of the band is Mike Seal, a remarkable guitar player who has the depth, soul and musicality that is rare. Currently also serving as a guitar player for the legendary dobro player Jerry Douglas, Mike is a force to reckon with . The other three members of The State Birds are veterans of the music scene who have played some of the best. Neal Fountain is an one of a kind bassist from Georgia who has cut teeth with Jimmy Herring, Alex Machacek. Bryan Lopes, who has been a fixture in the Atlanta music scene for decades has performed with Chick Corea, Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope, Natalie Cole, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles.
Mike Seal on guitar (Jerry Douglas Band, Sierra Hull).
Neal Fountain on bass(Jimmy Herring Band, Randall Bramlet).
Bryan Lopes on Sax (Atlanta symphony)
and legendary Jeff Sipe on drums (Col. Bruce Hampton & the Aquarium Rescue Unit, Phil Lesh, Trey Anastasio, Warren Haynes, Susan Tedeschi, leftover Salmon, Jimmy Herring & the invisibile whip & John McLaughlin Mahavishnu Meeting of the spirits tour, Jazz is Dead).
Check out the State Birds Tour dates
* May 9 – Pour House (Raleigh NC)
* May 10 – Ashland Coffee & Tea (Ashland Va)
* May 11 – Sanctuary Music Hall (Roanoke Va)
* May 12 – Artisphere (Greenville SC)
* May 24 – Haw River Ballroom (Saxapahaw NC)
* May 25 – Manifold Studio Master class/recording session with audience (Pittsboro NC)
* May 26 – Rooster Walk Festival Va
* June 15 – Groverfest