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Birds of Chicago

Birds of Chicago

Dec 13th 2019 @ Open Chord Music

Knoxville, TN
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About Birds of Chicago
Genres:
Christian-gospel, Rock N Roll Poetry, Gospel, Americana, 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, December 13th, 2019
8:00 PM
5 RSVPs
Birds of Chicago

Friday, December 13th
All Ages | 8pm
$15 ADVANCED
$18 Day of Show



“Nero and Russell play folk-rock with impressionistic flourishes and gospel warmth, lent unexpected extravagance by Russell’s singing…” —NPR
Following their incendiary set at Third Man Records, NPR Music named Birds of Chicago one of the Best of Americanafest 2018. The band continues to ride a swell of good mojo that they’ve enjoyed in the Americana world since their inception, with live shows that alternate between moments of hushed attention and wild, rock and soul abandon.
Birds of Chicago have been riding a swell of good mojo in the American 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.

Recorded in Chicago against a backdrop of bewilderment, deep-divide and dread, Love in Wartime is a rock and roll suite with a cinematic sweep. Co-produced by Nero and Luther Dickinson (North Mississippi Allstars), it evokes epic efforts of the 60’s and 70’s, with love as the undeniable throughline. As Russell puts it, “Any act of love is an act of bravery. These songs are snapshots of covenants, big and small, of trust and understanding. We want to give people some good news, and we want them to be able to dance when they hear it.”

When BOC released it’s last album, the Joe Henry produced Real Midnight, in 2016, critics 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 fervor is evident in Love in Wartime as well: “Roll Away the heavy stone/roll away the heavy hours/roll on in the summer mon/who’s alive who’s alive who’s alive?” The invitation is joyous, but urgant. . . 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, and Love in Wartime doesn’t leave any doubt about that.

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About Birds of Chicago
Genres:
Christian-gospel, Rock N Roll Poetry, Gospel, Americana, 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...
Read More