Birds of Chicago is a collective based around the husband and wife team of JT Nero and Allison Russell. Whether touring as a duo or with the full family band, Nero and Russell have emerged as two of the most compelling new voices in North American Roots music.
For several years Russell and Nero’s respective bands, Po’ Girl (based in Vancouver, and who graced our stage back in 2009), and JT and the Clouds (based in Chicago, IL), had collaborated extensively, but on 2011’s Mountains/Forests, released under the JT Nero banner, they tapped into the true, bewitching power of their voices together on an entire record.
For Birds of Chicago, every word counts. Every note counts. No gold-dusting, no filler. Music is the good news. Nero’s fractured country-soul voice wrapped in Russell’s silver and gold tones, is a fine thing. Not too perfect, not at all saccharine, you’ll hear echoes of mountain gospel, street corner doo-wop, and classic soul.
Music this raw and soul-rich demands to be experienced live, and Birds of Chicago have developed a fervent following, touring 200 nights a year since their formation in late 2012. For these Birds, singing for a room full of new people, hearts wide open, keeps off the cold and chases off the shadows. What a beautiful way to welcome March in to Morrisburg! The opening act for this performance will be announced closer to our show date. Visit Birds of Chicago’s website here.
Tickets for this show are $25 in advance and $30 at the door available online at the link below or in person at Upper Canada Playhouse Box Office and the McIntosh Inn in Morrisburg and Rurban Brewing in Cornwall. Cash only sales at our vendors, and please check their websites for their hours. All tickets are non-refundable. If you are ordering online, tickets will be mailed to you (except in the final week before a show date, we will hold these for pick up at the door). Please note, online sales close the day prior to shows, whether or not we are sold out. Shows that are sold out will be posted here and on our Facebook page – otherwise come on out and get your tickets at the door, even last minute decisions can be great decisions!