Formed: Chicago, IL 2005

While a part of the electronica trio Phantom Lake, Robert Worth began the genesis of a folk-country tinged side project he dubbed A Lonely Bird. After the release of Phantom Lake’s first album, The Vexed Snare, tensions within the band led to Worth leaving the group to pursue his new project full-time. With a handful of demo recordings, he assembled a band and began work on a record, also enlisting the help of label mate and multi-instrumentalist Jonathan Scout. The Preservation single followed in 2005. The next year was spent in the studio working towards their first full-length album, Expiration Date. Halfway through the recording process, Robert and Jonathan were on their way to the studio when they wrecked their car. Robert sustained near fatal injuries. The accident led to Robert taking the album in a more reflective direction as he also sought to escape his past vices. Expiration Date was released in 2006 and A Lonely Birds was joined by The Summer Oaks for a Fall tour.


Robert Worth
Wes Lehman
Bradley Grimm
Carrie Lucida

Tour Dates

04.20.2007 : Baltimore, MD : The Void*
04.27.2007 : Washington, DC : 930*

*w/ The Summer Oaks

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