Andrew Bird and Iron & Wine Play for National Parks
Today (October 7), fans of silky folk musicians Andrew Bird and Iron & Wine (aka Sam Beam) can see the two performers perform in beautiful wide open spaces and do so for charity and preservation. .
Performing from Tenaya Lake and Cathedral Beach in Yosemite National Park in California, the two musicians demonstrated both the majesty of their musical talent and the natural world. With the onset of climate change, the two musicians are trying to raise awareness of the very real situation, they say.
The performances were sponsored by Lucky Brand with media company La BlogothÃ¨que, which includes a $ 25,000 donation to national parks and contests for fans of Taylor guitars and other giveaways that will benefit the outdoors.
âAs an artist, reacting to my surroundings has been a constant driving force,â Bird said in a statement. “Devil Echolocations from series to Gezelligheid concerts to Play for the Parks, the idea is simple: be flexible and wait for your surroundings to tell you what they want to hear. With Sam Beam and Yosemite as collaborators, it was an ideal environment.
Watch Bird with Beam perform “Manifest” and his new song, “Fixed Positions”.
“No photograph can prepare a person for the scale and beauty of Yosemite,” Beam said in a statement. âIt was my first visit and I was completely overwhelmed! What a blessing to be able to spend it making music with Andrew Bird – and your pegs in the water to boot! ”
See Beam with Bird perform his songs, “Call It Dreaming” and “Upward Over the Mountain”.
Next summer, the two musicians will perform together at the Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado.
“Lucky Brand has a long history of providing artists and musicians with a platform for self-expression,” Michael DeLellis, SVP, Head of Marketing, said in a statement. âPlay for the Parks is our latest series of content that showcases the voices of artists while paying homage to our great American landscape. We are excited to share these intimate music videos with our consumers and music lovers around the world. “