Concerts & Events

Saturday, November 16, 2019  ·  8:00 PM

Frances Luke Accord / Joybird

4545 N Lincoln Ave · The Myron R. Szold Music & Dance Hall · 773.728.6000

Frances Luke Accord

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)