about Birds and Arrows

Birds and Arrows


Birds and Arrows are Andrea and Pete Connolly. They are musicians and artist who recently migrated from Durham, NC to Tucson, AZ.  Throughout their career they have developed a rich sound that is much more than the sum of their parts. The romance between Andrea and Pete's voices is distinctly captivating and they accomplish an elegant, warm sound that is truly their own.  Together, the couple masterfully creates unique, harmony driven songs with a rock and roll edge.     

Their new record "Edge of Everything" is out now on iTunes

Amazon and Spotiy   

"Edge of Everything" was produced and recorded by: 

Chris Stamey of the dB's and Birds and Arrows.  

The record includes a wonderful cast of NC musicians.  

Robert Sledge of Ben Folds Five : bass

Matt Douglas of The Mountain Goats : sax

 Skylar Gudasz : vocals and flute

Eric Haugen of Swedish Fish : guitar and pedal steel

Kyra Moore Holt of Sweet By & By : banjo and fiddle

Jonathan Durlam of Graveyard Fields  : guitar

Roger Gupton of Hotel Lights : bass

Omar Ruiz-Lopez of Chocolate Suede : fiddle

"There is a violent tension in the moniker Birds and Arrows, but the music that couple Pete and Andrea Connolly craft, spins that friction away from brutality and into elegant, elemental heights. If you take even just one passing listen to their music, it’s apparent these are voices that aren’t in harmony so much as interlocked. It’s as if two people wandering around the woods suddenly came upon each other and realized they were singing the same song"

Ashley Melzer - Paste Magazine

Birds and Arrows talk about their move west and walk you through their NC creative career in this  Independent Weekly article by Corbie Hill

Or listen to a live interview on NPR/WUNC's The State of Things with Frank Stasio

Also, Birds and Arrows were recently included on a new Holiday compilation  "The dB's and Friends - It's Christmas Time Again" that features musicians such as The dB's, Whiskeytown, Yo La Tengo, Jeff Tweedy and more.

"Another favorite of mine is “In The Bleak Midwinter” by Birds And Arrows. The song is based on a poem by Christina Rossetti, set to music in the early 1900s by Gustav von Holst. This version by Birds And Arrows is absolutely beautiful, and it focuses just on the first verse. I love the instrumental section. This is another of tracks new to this version of the CD, and it is wonderful."
Read more about the holiday release in this review by Michael Doherty

Download "It's Christmas Time Again" on iTunes



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Photography by Carol Bales and Bill Hudson