Nashville's the Bird and the Bear is the latest husband-and-wife folk darling. Shortly after they met, in 2011, Mirthe Bolhuis, a native of the Netherlands, and Garry Wood, from Wyoming, found that their romantic relationship was also an effective creative partnership. Bolhuis' voice - spiderweb-delicate and about as haunting - tempers Wood's roaring melodies. The duo recalls the Civil Wars (without the annoying drama attached to that band).
Maybe it's the scrappy, clear-eyed 2012 EP. Maybe it's the low-budget YouTube videos. Whatever - you just want to root for these two. And Wednesday night at the Brick, you can.