Local band Songbirds of North America will be releasing their new EP at Minot musical festival, GRIP Fest, Saturday

Songbirds of North America will release new EP at GRIP Fest Saturday

Songbirds of North America, an Americana/Folk band, will be releasing their new four-song EP titled “Fly North” at this weekend’s GRIP Fest. Submitted Photo

As the Minot music scene prepares for this weekend’s music festival known as GRIP Fest, one local band is preparing to release their newest EP at the event. Songbirds of North America is an Americana/Folk band and will also be performing at GRIP Fest.

An EP, or extended play record, is typically an album that is too short to be an official album but contains more songs that just a single song release. For Songbirds of North America, the EP titled “Fly North” will feature four of their songs.

“We’ve been working on writing and recording the album for about six months now,” said Jazmine Schultz, one of the members of the band.

The folk band consists of Schultz and Travis Gerjets as one part with friends performing alongside them when able. The EP being released will also feature Zach Schultz on drums and guitar and Emily Taylor on ukulele and as harmony.

The band started to be formed around a year and a half ago when Schultz and Gerjets began writing music. From that grew the EP about to be released.

“Our album is available on all of the streaming platforms and is something your grandma, sister, aunties and uncles could appreciate,” Schultz said.

The album will be released at GRIP Fest this weekend. The festival, returning for another year of music filled entertainment, will take place at 62 Doors Gallery in Downtown Minot. Songbirds of North America will be performing there at 1 p.m.