London-based guitarist and singer Jade Bird was raised in a military family with a couple of 'proper rave heads' as parents, but she fell in love with the blues and county anyway.
And you can be sure that the dichotomy between Aphex Twin and the acoustic music she's making today isn't lost on Bird.
"Okay, so this is mental," Bird tells Q104.3 New York's "Out of the Box" with Jonathan Clarke. "You would have thought it would be, you know, country or folk or something acoustic maybe...Chemical Brothers, Prodigy...they were proper rave heads."
Bird expresses no ill-will towards her parents' taste in music, but she prefers legends like Stevie Nicks and Patti Smith. Bird started performing live at age 13 and honed her craft in tiny English blues bars, talent shows and basically anyplace that would have her.
Bird's new EP, Something American, was produced by Simone Felice of The Felice Brothers and is available now!
Check out the full interview above, including Bird's performance of her song "Cathedral."