James Erik Stark is an American singer-songwriter
currently using the stage and recording name, BIRD AND HORSE. He has released 4 studio albums and 2 singles - a revolving
series of guest musicians appear on his recordings and in his backing bands, including friends: Scott Boutier, (FRANK BLACK
AND THE CATHOLICS, MIRACLE LEGION, POLARIS), Mark Mulcahy (solo artist, MIRACLE LEGION, POLARIS), Jeff Drury (HERBAL NATION,
THE BIG NAZO), Tyler-James Kelly (THE SILKS, COWBOY & LADY), Roger Paquette (PARSLEY), Michael Bilodeau (POLLINATE, 'MERICANS,
SHARKS COME CRUISING, JETS CAN'T LAND), Rich Gilbert (FRANK BLACK AND THE CATHOLICS, HUMAN SEXUAL RESPONSE), Malcolm
Travis (SUGAR, HUMAN SEXUAL RESPONSE), Jack Moore (STEVIE RAY VAUGHN, DUKE ROBILARD), Bob Guisti (RASH OF STABBINGS, RAINDOGS),
and Darren Hill (PAUL WESTERBERG, RED ROCKERS, RAINDOGS).
Stark's last album, debuting
the moniker, BIRD AND HORSE, was released February 9, 2016. GIFT HORSE features bass player/vocalist, Robert Stanley, and
drummer, Ray Navarro, with guest musicians Tyler-James Kelly (THE SILKS, COWBOY & LADY), James Prosser, Brian Weissman
and Dave Rhynhart. GIFT HORSE is available on CDbaby, iTunes, Amazon and Spotify. Having been compared to a mash-up of Bowie,
Lou Reed, and John Lennon, James Erik Stark's prolific songwriting runs the gamut from Glam, Power Pop, Folk, and Americana
to good old fashioned Rock and Roll.
GIFT HORSE review in Issue 78 of The Big Takeover:
Check out Mark Mulcahy's beautiful new video for "Stuck on Something Else."
James Erik Stark's discography is now on bandcamp! Link below.
Wednesday, November 15, 2017: BIRD AND HORSE opens for MARK MULCAHY (of Miracle Legion/Polaris) at THE MET. 1005 Main Street
Pawtucket, RI: $16 advance/$18 day - all ages - 8pm doors/9pm show
BIRD AND HORSE were in-studio
guests on Jimmy T's Sugar Shack, 91.7 WHUS (live stream at whus.org), Storrs, CT. They played a mix of old songs and new,
unreleased material including debuting a brand new Christmas song! LINK TO ARCHIVED RADIO SHOW below.
Link to archived radio show (SUGAR SHACK on WHUS 91.7FM). BIRD AND HORSE "ON AIR" beginning ~ 1 hr 10 min.