Frances Luke Accord Announces First Headlining Tour
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. The tour kicks off this Saturday, February 25 at Schubas in Chicago, IL and will include a list of dates and venues through May.
Frances Luke Accord quietly entered the national spotlight since the release of their debut LP, Fluke (May 2016), when they supported and accompanied Darlingside on their 26-show national tour last fall. The duo’s stunning LP and live show also earned them performances on NPR’s Mountain Stage Radio Show and AudioTreeTV. The combination of the duo’s carefully arranged acoustic ensembles, poetic songwriting, and soaring vocal harmonies has drawn comparisons to The Milk Carton Kids, Iron & Wine, and Simon & Garfunkel.
Frances Luke Accord embody the theme of this year’s Folk Alliance International Conference, which celebrated activism in art. Gunty and Powers’ first release, Kandote, was an intercultural collaboration with the Barefoot Truth Children’s Choir of Kkindu, Uganda. Recorded in rural east Africa during their senior year at the University of Notre Dame, the not-for-profit project serves not only to bridge a cultural divide that is often lacking in contemporary American folk music, but also as a means of putting resources back into the choir’s education, through a product of their own hand—or rather, voice.
Headlining Tour Dates
2/25 - Chicago, IL - Schubas
3/02 - Grand Rapids, MI - Pyramid Scheme
3/03 - Three Oaks, MI - Acorn Theater
3/04 - Ann Arbor, MI - Black Crystal Cafe
3/18 - Wimberley, TX - Blue Rock Studio Showcase (invitation only)
3/26 - Grand Haven, MI - Tri-Cities Historical Museum *
4/19 - New York City, NY - Rockwood Music Hall - Stage 3
4/20 - New York City, NY - Rockwood Music Hall - Stage 3
4/21 - Philadelphia, PA - Burlap & Bean
4/22 - Easton, MD - Stoltz Listening Room
4/25 - Huntington, WV - Porch Unplugged
4/27 - Indianapolis, IN - Square Cat Vinyl
4/28 - Plymouth, IN - Wild Rose Moon
4/29 - South Bend, IN - First Unitarian Church
5/04 - Minneapolis, MN - Icehouse
5/05 - Viroqua, WI - Driftless Books
5/06 - Mount Vernon, IA - Uptown Theatre
5/07 - Davenport, IA - Daytrotter Live
5/10 - Ann Arbor, MI - The Ark
5/11 - Grand Rapids, MI - TBA
5/13 - Elkhart, IN - Wellfield Botanic Gardens
* w/ The Accidentals
About 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 sips copious inspiration from Americana, jazz, soul, and rock.