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Birds of Chicago

Birds of Chicago

Jun 1st 2019 @ Parish Church

Dinton, United Kingdom
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About Birds of Chicago
Genres:
Christian-gospel, Rock N Roll Poetry, Gospel, Folk, Americana, Roots, Christian/gospel
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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Saturday, June 1st, 2019
8:00 PM
Parish Church
Nr Aylesbury Bucks, Dinton, United Kingdom
"Birds of Chicago seduce us with their joyous, intimate, spare, rousing, soaring vocals and their hauntingly evocative lyrics. No Depression.
Birds of Chicago have been riding a swell of good mojo in the Americana world since their inception in late 2012. With their new album, 'Love in Wartime', they are set to both confirm that roots world buzz, and break on through to a wider audience across the world.
Critics have scrambled to find the right terminology to describe the deep lyricism, gut-punch singing and fevered musicality.Secular gospel was one phrase that caught some traction. That fervour is evident in their latest album, 'Love and Wartime' as well: Roll Away the heavy stone/roll away the heavy hours/roll on in the summer moon/who's alive who's alive who's alive? The invitation is joyous, but urgent call it secular gospel, or call it what they used to call poetry intoned over roots music mash-ups: rock n roll. The Birds consider themselves a rock and roll band first and foremost.
Built around the chemistry and fire between Allison Russell and JT Nero, the band has included a core band of empathetic assassins since it took to the road full time in 2013. Russell and Nero played with different bands in the mid-noughties (Po' Girl and JT and the Clouds) before finding their way to each other.
The Birds attract a mix of indy rockers, NPRists, jam-kids and folkies to their gigs, which alternate between moments of hushed attention and wild, rock and soul abandon. Says JT Nero, chief songwriter for the band, A good show can send you back out into the night feeling -- for at least a little while that everything isn't broken.. Right now, we wanna dose out as much of that feeling as we can.
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About Birds of Chicago
Genres:
Christian-gospel, Rock N Roll Poetry, Gospel, Folk, Americana, Roots, Christian/gospel
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...
Read More