Building a fire

The Bird and the Bear return to Saratoga


Erik Gantt

Garry Wood and Mirthe Bolhuis are The Bird and the Bear.

The sensual, spacious sounds of The Bird and the Bear returned to Saratoga Sept. 11 and the Saratoga Sun took some time to talk with the duo about their roots and life in Music City, Nashville, Tenn.

Wood grew up in the North Platte Valley, leaving in 2008 to attend Berklee College of Music in Boston, Mass. Bolhuis is a native of Groningen, Holland a large, college town with a population of almost 200,000.

The pair met in 2011 at a hostel in Nashville as they were pursuing solo musical careers. That chance meeting lit the musical and romantic sparks that led to their most recent EP, "Build...

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