Frances Luke Accord / Joybird · Hosted by Old Town School of Folk Music

Event Information

Date & Time:Sat, 11/16/2019 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Ticket Price:$18.00 general public, $16.00 members

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 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.


Joybird's new album Landing is fiddler and songwriter Jess McIntosh's dynamic follow-up to Long Time Exhaling (2017). Where their first record drew listeners into the daily intimacies of love and longing, this one faces outward, connecting the political with the personal, care for one's neighbors with care for one's self.

“Long Time Exhaling was a solo project; Landing is a collaboration. It's about trust and learning not everything can, or should, be done on my own. It's taken a lot of courage for me to lean on others in this way but I could cry thinking how magical it is to wake up and realize my friends are as invested as I am in the work we're doing – together.” - Jess McIntosh (songwriter, Joybird)


Venue Information

Name:Old Town School of Folk Music
Address: 4544 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, Illinois 60625
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