Birds of Chicago: Debut Album, U.S. Tour

U.S. TOUR INCLUDES 2-MONTH STINT WITH SEAN HAYES

Birds of Chicago, a collective based around singer-songwriters/instrumentalists JT Nero and Allison Russell, are set to release their eponymous debut album on October 2, 2012.

Comprising twelve original songs, Birds of Chicago immediately soars into flight with the protracted leap of its lead track, “Trampoline,” an infectious bass-driven bastion of communal joy being shared for free here. From there, the journey fluidly glides throughout the canon of American music, from the gospel-infused harmonies levitating “Cannonball,” to the simmering soul of “Before She Goes,” to the Cajun-spiced polka of “Sans Souci,” to the sparse, yet sprawling, “rock & roll is dead and in its grave” soliloquy encircling “Old Calcutta” to the rustic waltz of “Galaxy Ballroom” through to the deep burning sojourn of “The Moonglow The Tapeworm”.

Much like Jerry Garcia and Bob Weir’s Uptown Jug Champions, Nero and Russell are most at home on the road. The duo is gearing up for a run of dates from August 21st to November 8th, with eight weeks of shows with acclaimed “dirt-road” folkster Sean Hayes. Select festival dates include Pickamania, The American River Music Fest, The Roots Music Fest at Joshua Tree as well as several shows with Matt the Electrician and a hometown album celebration on November 10 at the Old Town School of Folk Music.

Birds of Chicago Tracklist

  • 1. Trampoline
  • 2. Cannonball
  • 3. Before She Goes
  • 4. The Moonglow The Tapeworm
  • 5. Sans Souci
  • 6. Flying Dreams
  • 7. Galaxy Ballroom
  • 8. Come Morning
  • 9. Sugar Dumplin'
  • 10. Old Calcutta
  • 11. Humboldt Crows
  • 12. The Wide Sea

    Birds Of Chicago Tour Dates

  • Sep 09 - Silver City, NM @ Pickamania (Gough Park)
  • Sep 14 - Lotus, CA @ American River Music Fest
  • Sep 15 - Lotus, CA @ American River Music Fest
  • Sep 16 - Lotus, CA @ American River Music Fest
  • Sep 17 - Redding, CA @ Vintage Wine Bar (w/ Matt The Electrician)
  • Sep 18 - Arcata, CA @ The Arcata Playhouse (w/ Matt The Electrician)
  • Sep 22 - Chico, CA @ Origami (w/ Sean Hayes)
  • Sep 24 - Petaluma, CA @ Lagunitas Taproom (w/ Sean Hayes)
  • Sep 28 - Berkeley, CA @ Poplar House Concert
  • Sep 29 - Santa Cruz, CA @ Rio Theater (w/ Sean Hayes)
  • Oct 02 - Ashland, OR @ Unitarian Church (w/ Sean Hayes)
  • Oct 03 - Portland, OR @ Doug Fir (w/ Sean Hayes)
  • Oct 04 - Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern (w/ Sean Hayes)
  • Oct 05 - Bellingham, WA @ Wild Buffalo (w/ Sean Hayes)
  • Oct 06 - Vancouver, BC @ The Biltmore (w/ Sean Hayes)
  • Oct 07 - Bend, OR @ Mandala (w/ Sean Hayes)
  • Oct 10 - Los Angeles, CA @ Largo (w/ Sean Hayes)
  • Oct 11 - San Diego, CA @ The Casbah (w/ Sean Hayes)
  • Oct 12 - Santa Barbara, CA @ Soho (w/ Sean Hayes)
  • Oct 13 - Santa Ana, CA @ OC Constellation Ctr (w/ Sean Hayes)
  • Oct 14 - Joshua Tree, CA @ Roots Music Fest
  • Oct 15 - Phoenix, AZ @ Rhythm Room (w/ Sean Hayes)
  • Oct 16 - Flagstaff, AZ @ Center For The Arts (w/ Sean Hayes)
  • Oct 17 - Santa Fe, NM @ Santa Fe Sol (w/ Sean Hayes)
  • Oct 19 - Austin, TX @ Lambert’s (w/ Matt The Electrician, Sean Hayes)
  • Oct 20 - Austin, TX @ New Belgium Tour de Fat (Fiesta Gardens)
  • Oct 20 - Austin, TX @ Lambert’s (w/ Matt The Electrician, Sean Hayes)
  • Oct 21 - Houston, TX @ Mucky Duck (w/ Matt The Electrician, Sean Hayes)
  • Oct 24 - Birmingham, AL @ Moonlight On The Mountain (w/ Sean Hayes)
  • Oct 25 - Louisville, KY @ Uncle Slayton’s (w/ Sean Hayes)
  • Oct 26 - Asheville, NC @ The Lab (w/ Sean Hayes)
  • Oct 29 - Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s (w/ Sean Hayes)
  • Oct 30 - New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge (w/ Sean Hayes)
  • Nov 02 - Cambridge, MA @ Lizard Lounge (w/ Sean Hayes)
  • Nov 03 - Plainfield, VT @ Haybarn Theatre, Goddard College (w/ Sean Hayes)
  • Nov 04 - Ithaca, NY @ Unhaunted Mansion (w/ Sean Hayes)
  • Nov 05 - Buffalo, NY @ The Ninth Ward (w/ Sean Hayes)
  • Nov 07 - Toledo, OH @ The Village Idiot (w/ Sean Hayes)
  • Nov 08 - Spring Lake, MI @ Seven Steps Up (w/ Sean Hayes)
  • Nov 10 - Chicago, IL @ Old Town School of Folk Music (w/ Sean Hayes)
  • Nov 14 - Denver, CO @ The Oriental Theater (w/ Sean Hayes)
  • Nov 16 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The State Room (w/ Awna Teixeira)
  • Nov 30 - San Francisco, CA @ The Independent (w/ Sean Hayes)
  • Dec 01 - San Francisco, CA @ The Independent (w/ Sean Hayes)
  • Dec 05 - Gaithersburg, MD @ Theatre at the Arts Barn
  • Dec 16 - Fort Atkinson, WI @ Café Carpe (w/ Peter Mulvey)
  • Jan 11 - Morro Bay, CA @ Coalesce Bookstore
  • Jan 12 - Templeton, CA @ Castoro Wine Cellars

    Birds of Chicago Tour Dates :: Birds of Chicago News

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    [Published on: 9/4/12]

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