Francis Luke Accord
The genre-bending, multi-instrumentalist songwriting duo Frances Luke Accord (Brian Powers and Nicholas Gunty) are changing the dynamic of Chicago's folk scene one DIY venture at a time. From their debut project, the non-profit benefit record Kandote, to their house-concert/video series Fluke Takes, FLA have grounded themselves beyond any ordinary indie-folk band. Brian Powers and Nicholas Gunty came to Chicago in 2013 from another burgeoning midwest music hub, South Bend, Indiana. They currently operate the production wing of the band from their northwest-side Chicago apartment, where they've recorded and produced all their present material, as well as a growing collection of work by fellow Chicago DIYers.
When Brian and Nicholas came in to record this show I became a Fan immediately. Their lyrics and harmonies are soaring and beautiful. It is impossible not to compare them to Simon & Garfunkel. They have honed their voices into this beautiful music machine. I was a 10 on the goosebump scale the entire show. We brought them in to the CAU Singing For Your Supper showcase at the Act One Pub as headliners and they absolutely killed it.