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Birds of Chicago

Birds of Chicago

Sep 21st 2018 @ The Front Porch

Charlottesville, VA
I Was There
About Birds of Chicago
Genres:
Gospel, Rock N Roll Poetry, Americana, Christian/gospel, Roots, Christian-gospel, Folk
Band Members:
JT Nero: songs vocals, guitar, percussion, Allison Russell: songs, vocals, clarinet, banjo, ukulele, guitar, whistling, Chris Merrill: electric and acoustic bass, morale, Suzanna Boelter: Tour Manager, Baby Whisperer, Nick Chambers: drums, percussion, vocals, ukulele, often joined by, Drew Lindsay: vocals, keys, accordion, Dan Abu- Absi: vocals, electric guitar, mandolin, percussion, Joel Schwartz: electric guitars, Sometimes joined by, Michelle McGrath: vocals, guitar, Awna Teixeira: vocals, accordion, banjo, ukulele, guitar, harmonica, Chris Neal: vocals, sax, organ, Steve Dawson: dobro, pedal steel, national steel, weissenborn, acoustic guitar, Mandy Fer: electric guitar, vocals, Mikey Lightning: drums, Will Waghorn: drums, tour management,
Hometown:
Chicago/Montreal

Birds of Chicago, "This year's biggest roots surprise" - L.A. Times, is a collective built around husband and wife duo JT Nero (Chicago, IL) and Allison Russell (Montreal...
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Friday, September 21st, 2018
7:30 PM
The Front Porch
221 Water St E, Charlottesville, VA 22902
Birds of Chicago September 21 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm $15 – $18 Doors 7:30 / Show 8:00 PM Birds of Chicago, “This year’s biggest roots surprise” – L.A. Times, is a collective built around husband and wife duo JT Nero (Chicago, IL) and Allison Russell (Montreal, QC). Since forming in 2012, they’ve toured internationally 10+ months of the year. Their brand of rock and roll poetry can be a little hard to categorize, for people that insist on categorizing… their voices are undoubtedly the centerpiece – Nero’s fractured country soul croon is wrapped in Russell’s silver and gold tones for a harmony blend that is like nothing else in music today. Fired by the band it’s a full tilt revival – streamlined poems, deep grooves, sharp hooks and joyful singing straight from the gut. Birds of Chicago’s self-titled debut album, released at the beginning of 2013, was a critics’ darling – with glowing praise rolling in from both sides of the Atlantic for Nero and Russell’s evocative poetry and simmering vocals. The decision to put their respective bands (JT’s “JT & The Clouds” & Allison’s “Po’ Girl”) on hiatus and tour together was a pivotal move, applauded by their fans, and growing numbers of new listeners. After a year of hard touring, and much buzzed about appearances at summer festivals (Strawberry, High Sierra, Kerrville, Hillside, Delfest, Vancouver Island among others) the band decided to record a live album in front of their hometown fans. The result “Live from Space,” released January 2014, captures this rising band in absolute top form. By turns raw, raucous, whispered and hushed, it revealed the bands full dynamic range. Americana UK says, “‘Live From Space’ leaves no genre unaccounted for, no touchstone unturned. A Cappella spiritual, soul, acoustic balladry, driving country rock – it’s all there. And that’s only the first four tracks.” Russell and Nero are most at home on the road, zigzagging across North America and Europe in their family band van, with their new baby daughter, Ida Maeve, in tow. Coming soon to some festival, theater, pub, VFW hall, roller rink or living room near you – dovetailing their voices in songs of hope, despair, love…. and electric seahorses. It’s familiar and strange stuff – the everyday and the magical – light and shadow, shadow and light. + GOOGLE CALENDAR+ ICAL EXPORT Details Date: September 21 Time: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm Cost: $15 – $18 Event Category: Concerts Organizer The Front Porch Phone: 434-242-7012 Website: https://frontporchcville.org Venue The Front Porch 221 East Water Street Charlottesville , VA 22902 United States + Google Map Phone: 434-242-7012 Website: www.frontporchcville.org Tickets Quantity 0 Birds of Chicago - Early Bird $15.00 The Front Porch A place for all ages to learn bluegrass, old time, gospel and the blues from master musicians who love to teach as much as they love to play. Contact Us Charlottesville, VA 22902 +1 434-806-7062 info@frontporchcville.org
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About Birds of Chicago
Genres:
Gospel, Rock N Roll Poetry, Americana, Christian/gospel, Roots, Christian-gospel, Folk
Band Members:
JT Nero: songs vocals, guitar, percussion, Allison Russell: songs, vocals, clarinet, banjo, ukulele, guitar, whistling, Chris Merrill: electric and acoustic bass, morale, Suzanna Boelter: Tour Manager, Baby Whisperer, Nick Chambers: drums, percussion, vocals, ukulele, often joined by, Drew Lindsay: vocals, keys, accordion, Dan Abu- Absi: vocals, electric guitar, mandolin, percussion, Joel Schwartz: electric guitars, Sometimes joined by, Michelle McGrath: vocals, guitar, Awna Teixeira: vocals, accordion, banjo, ukulele, guitar, harmonica, Chris Neal: vocals, sax, organ, Steve Dawson: dobro, pedal steel, national steel, weissenborn, acoustic guitar, Mandy Fer: electric guitar, vocals, Mikey Lightning: drums, Will Waghorn: drums, tour management,
Hometown:
Chicago/Montreal

Birds of Chicago, "This year's biggest roots surprise" - L.A. Times, is a collective built around husband and wife duo JT Nero (Chicago, IL) and Allison Russell (Montreal...
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Fan Live Reviews
Roni
New York, NY@
Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at Symphony Space w/ Rhiannon Giddens, Toshi Reagon, Amythyst Kiah
November 18th 2018
This was not a concert. This was being invited to witness collaborative, genius, soulful artists make magic happen. What a privilege to see these amazing front-women — and the generous, talented musicians who accompanied them — ignite each other with their art and passion. Together they gave voice to deeply personal and widely resonate messages that translate time and culture, yet are so relevant and important for today. So intimate, authentic, empathetic... and somehow still joyous. And the music!!! When I wasn’t grinning, or holding back an “amen”, it was because I’d just had my breath taken away.
October 8th 2018
Fantastic venue and performance. This band is worth seeing. It was so intimate at cafe Lena and the acoustics were spot on as was their voices and guitar rifts. It was my first time there but I will be back.
October 8th 2018
Fantastic as always!!!!!!
Jessica
Boston, MA@
City Winery Boston
September 27th 2018
Excellent as alway. Beautiful music, beautiful people. Great opener as well.
Donald
Washington, DC@
The Hamilton
September 21st 2018
Everyone should see the Birds of Chicago in concert.
D
Cincinnati, OH@
The Taft Theatre
September 7th 2018
They always put on a good show. Was really cute to hear how much tougher it was on them than their daughter to leave her behind. Can’t believe she’s already in kindergarten. Yep, we sorta feel like members of the family.
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