Frances Luke Accord
185 Orchard St.
New York, NY, 10002
Doors 8:15 PM / Show 8:30 PM
This event is 21 and over
Frances Luke Accord
"People should hear this music and say this is something I want to hear more of and know more about. This is not foreign music - this is music that's got a precedent set many years ago. And when you hear somebody do it this well, you kind of just have to pay attention to it." -Richard Milne, WXRT Chicago
"An Americana-rich charm that's simply irresistible" -The Music Ninja
"While Simon & Garfunkel may be no longer touring, Powers and Gunty are more than talented enough to take their place." -Quinn Delaney, PlaylistHQ
Frances Luke Accord is 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 sips 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 Children's Choir of Kkindu, Uganda; an endeavor that continues to support the primary education and musical aspirations of the choir. Since moving to Chicago in the summer of 2013, the band has garnered increasing 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 psuedo-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 upcoming appearance on NPR's Mountain Stage, artist endorsement with Godin Guitars, or the $16K Kickstarter to fund 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.
$12.00 - $14.00
GA Seated || Please note, there is a two drink minimum in the room.