Nightbird is Anna-Stina Jungerstam, a Fenno-swedish singer-songwriter hailing from Vaasa, Finland, currently residing in Helsinki. Nightbird is not only roots blues that is deep in mud, but also moon gazing guitars, lone nightly bird songs, and the soundtrack for sleepless nights, with influences from old blues pioneers and a blend of American folk and Finnish forest folk music. Nightbird songs are about the dreams that keep us awake at night, dreams that keep us going and hoping. They're about that endless longing too, and how you sometimes end up all worn-out - with the blues as your only friend. These are songs about what love can do.
Quotes about Nightbird:
“This is a singer-songwriter with class. I’ve heard only a few voices that can measure up to her. And I’m not just saying this because. There’s something special about her. Everything from the way she plays the guitar, to how she sings. It can be deep and melancholic, happy and dreamy. It’s as if though there lies a magical shimmer over the stage and Nightbird is like a mythical creature, a fairy, sitting on that stage.” Kultursidan.nu
“I rarely come across artists that touch me like this. The first time it happened was when I heard Ane Brun and now it’s happened again. Nightbird is a very exciting musician, who with her beautiful songs and great voice will knock down many.” Katharina Nuttall
“That’s where I saw Nightbird play who opened up for me that night. Swedish-Finnish female singer-songwriter. Dark, intense, folk-blues songs, occasionally accompanied by her hauntingly beautiful slide guitar playing. One of those slow nights with a small audience, every one of which just sitting there mesmerised, like in a gloomy, oddly misplaced Sunday service.” – Mäkkelä
Jungerstam has written songs since her early teens and has since then lived a few years in Sweden where she studied music and was in a bluesy rock band called Mud Walk, which she toured with all over Sweden and as far as the US. After her journey with the band (Mud Walk) ended in 2013, the early fragments of her own solo project were brought back to life and so the new solo project Nightbird was formed. The years 2013-2015 Nightbird toured Finland and Sweden.
Nightbird's self-titled debut solo album was released by Margit Music on November 20th 2015, produced by Katharina Nuttall (Ane Brun, Skriet) and Linus Andersson. After the release of the critically acclaimed debut, Nightbird has toured extensively throughout Finland, Sweden, Norway and Germany, and is currently working on her second album in between playing shows.
About Harbour Town:
April 2016 saw Nightbird perform her first shows outside of Scandinavia on an intensive eight-date tour of (mostly) Germany together with Finnish-German artist Mäkkelä, with whom Nightbird collaborated on a track called Harbour Town. The duet song was officially released May 13th 2016 as part of a Mäkkelä single, and following the release of Harbour Town, they toured Sweden and Finland together in May into June 2016. Another Mäkkelä & Nightbird tour of Germany was in March and April 2017, and ended with a show in May (17.5) at where it all started: "Harbour Town - Turku".