Frances Luke Accord w/Joe George at The Hideout

Event Information

Date & Time:Fri, 04/27/2018 - 9:00pm - Sat, 04/28/2018 - 12:00am
Ticket Price:$12.00 adv $15.00 at the door 21+

Frances Luke Accord w/Joe George at The Hideout
Fri 4/27 9PM | 21+ | $12adv/$15dos

Frances Luke Accord
Joe George

"Frances Luke Accord are the definition of lean-in music." - Joni Deutsch, NPR's Mountain Stage

“Frances Luke Accord are some of our very favorite musicians, songwriters, and people. We couldn’t recommend their debut LP, FLUKE, highly enough.” - Darlingside

When Nicholas Gunty and Brian Powers put their songs and their voices together, there is a delicate and powerful magic that commands the room to attention. The duo is known as Frances Luke Accord, and they are what NPR’s Mountain Stage calls “the definition of lean-in music.” Their soulful, effortless branch of indie-folk is orchestrated with spare and sophisticated acoustic threads woven into a lush backdrop for their intimate melodies. Rich, up-close tenor harmonies lend their timeless songwriting an urgency that honors the Simon & Garfunkel comparisons but pushes beyond into the world of Bon Iver, Jose Gonzalez, and progressive folk music.

Both raised in South Bend, IN, Gunty and Powers met and began performing together during their time at the University of Notre Dame. Their first release, Kandote, was a bold intercultural collaboration with the Barefoot Truth Children’s Choir in Uganda, a not-for-profit effort which provides ongoing support to the choir to this day. Relocating to Chicago in 2013, the duo honed their songwriting craft while releasing two more self-produced EPs, laying the groundwork for their breakthrough debut full-length, Fluke, in 2016. This immersive, philosophically rich album set them off on their first national tour, which included support dates with Darlingside, Anaïs Mitchell, and The Ballroom Thieves.

The duo's latest release, Maria, is a tantalizingly brief single track that picks up where Fluke's more delicate moments left off. The song showcases intimate lyrics, finger-picked guitars, a few lap-steel-esque wisps, and the duo’s signature vocals meandering gracefully between unison and harmony. As ever, this is music that trades in simplicity. But no matter how close you lean and listen, there always seems to be the promise of another layer awaiting discovery.


Venue Information

Name:The Hideout
Address:1354 W. Wabansia Chicago, IL 60642
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