about

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The Birdhorse is the pseudonym used by North Carolina-based singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer, Toni Hartley. Hartley cut her teeth singing back-up for tUnE-yArDs, both on Nikki Nack and on their Red Hot Fela track, “Lady.” Energized by singing and healing from a broken heart, Hartley began churning out her own addictive and imaginative indie folk/pop tunes in 2012. In 2015, friend, producer, and engineer Bobby Funk helped bring to life The Birdhorse’s debut album, Treasure.

In 2018, The Birdhorse released a decidedly assured effort with Fool’s Adventure, a sophomore album with nine tracks written, produced, and recorded by Hartley. The album was hailed by Durham Beat as a "profound, indie-folk tour de force.”

“Let Go” is the first single from The Birdhorse’s third effort, coming in 2020.


PAST SHOWS:

7/4/18 FESTIVAL FOR THE ENO - Durham, NC

3/29/18 Arcana, Durham, NC - ALBUM RELEASE SHOW

12/7/17 ThreeHouse Studios, Durham, NC

11/17/17 The Carrack, w/ Peachalope, Durham, NC

10/6/17 Monkey Bottom, w/ Mettlesome, Durham, NC