Frances Luke Accord w/ J. Hardin
"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 couldnt recommend their debut LP, FLUKE, highly enough. - Darlingside
Frances Luke Accord are an independent Chicago-based duo hailing originally from South Bend, Indiana. Both dedicated multi-instrumentalists and meticulous songwriters, Nicholas Gunty and Brian Powers distinguish their music with genre fluidity, buttery harmonies and acoustic ensembles. Although prevailingly a modern folk band, FLA sip copious inspiration from Americana, jazz, soul, and rock.
Since forming during their senior year at the University of Notre Dame, Frances Luke Accord's approach to music has marked a boundless evolution. In December of 2012 the duo released their first record, Kandote, a not-for-profit, intercultural collaboration with the Barefoot Truth Childrens Choir of Kkindu, Uganda an endeavor that continues to support the primary education and musical aspirations of the choir. Bringing their world/folk sound to Chicago in the summer of 2013, the duo quickly garnered local and regional attention for their captivating live performances and stunning self-produced releases, including the Queen for Me EP (April 2014), Live @ Strobe (April 2015), and, most notably, their debut full-length album, Fluke (May 2016).
Fluke, FLA's pseudo-self-titled introduction to a national audience, is a self-produced vocal tour-de-force that leaps quickly and definitively into the canopy of contemporary art. It is dreamlike and philosophical, haunting and whimsical. Its melodies evoke a noir film, a Spanish folktale, an enigmatic egoeye. However you pin it, something in the music is turning heads. Whether evidenced by their invitation to perform on NPR's Mountain Stage Radio Show with Larry Groce, tours with Darlingside and Anaïs Mitchell, official showcase at Folk Alliance International's 2017 Conference, or the $16K Kickstarter that funded Fluke, Frances Luke Accord's compositions take the listener by the ear, pull the rug from beneath her feet, and leave her deliciously airborne. Listen.
Raised in a small town on the Mississippi River that tugs at the skirt of St. Louis, MO, John Everett Hardin has been settled in Madison, WI for the past 6 years. From 2005 to 2013 he released 2 albums and extensively toured the U.S. under the name Everett Thomas, during which his music appeared in numerous television and film spots, and shared the stage with acts such as Gregory Alan Isakov, Over The Rhine, Sara Watkins, Jeffrey Foucault, and Cory Chisel. After taking a hiatus to recalibrate and refocus his work under the name J Hardin, he is set to release a new record, The Piasa Bird, in the Spring of 2016.
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