Case study for Frances Luke Accord's album release.
Frances Luke Accord
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 Children’s 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 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 invitation to perform on NPR's Mountain Stage Radio Show with Larry Groce, national tour with Darlingside, 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.
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Frances Luke Accord follow up their official showcase at Folk Alliance International’s 2017 conference with their first headlining tour of the East Coast and Midwest.
A playlist inspired by NPR's The Mountain Stage, featuring Frances Luke Accord.
Joni Deutsch, NPR’s Mountain Stage
“Frances Luke Accord are the definition of lean-in music” - Joni Deutsch, NPR’s Mountain Stage
Clayton Warwick - The Music Ninja
"Modern folk interpretations remind us of Iron & Wine, at times they call on nostalgic associations of Simon & Garfunkle." [5/19/2016]
Quinn Delaney, PlaylistHQ
"While Simon & Garfunkel may be no longer touring, Powers and Gunty are more than talented enough to take their place."
Frances Luke Accord - Egoeye - Live @ Strobe
Part 1 of 2 from Frances Luke Accord's 'Live at Strobe' series. Shot and recorded live at Strobe Recording in Chicago on February 25, 2015.
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