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On sale Tuesday, January 1, 2019, 12:00 AM
Radio Heartland presents Frances Luke Accord, 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 pseudo-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, tours with Darlingside and Anaïs Mitchell, 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.
Use the form below between Thursday, January 10, 2019 at 11 a.m. CST and Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. CST to enter to win tickets to see Frances Luke Accord and Syvers at The Warming House on Thursday, January 31, 2019.
One (1) winner will be drawn at random to receive a pair of guest list passes to see Frances Luke Accord and Syvers at the Warming House on Thursday, January 31, 2019. Three (3) back up names will be drawn.
Retail value: $25
Winner will be notified via email on Thursday, January 24, 2019 and must accept prize by Friday, January 25, 2019.
This giveaway is subject to Minnesota Public Radio's 2019 Official Giveaway Rules.