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Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds

Sister Sparrow releases "Gold" from upcoming LP, tours the US

A staple of the NYC resurging soul scene, Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds have been churning out soul music in all its possible variations for almost two decades now. After two live albums that are a testament to the group's fierce live performances, the group returns with a shortened moniker (just Sister Sparrow) and a new sound that takes their nu-soul in a more produced and sophisticated direction. Single Gold (streaming) is a preview of the artist's upcoming album, scheduled for an October 12th release, and it makes the most of Arleigh Kincheloe's larger than life vocals, carving space around them with shrewdly sparse production by Carter Matschullat.
In support of "Gold," Sister Sparrow is currently on a major U.S. tour, including several festivals and an appearance supporting Nathaniel Rateliff. New Yorkers will have a chance to see them live at Irving Plaza on December 1st. 

Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds play CBGB Festival

I know you've been waiting to shake your tail feather all winter long... well, you've got the perfect opportunity coming up with Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds. With a horn section that would be the envy of any Nola street corner, coupled with the theatrical melisma of singer Arleigh Kincheloe 's antics, you will find it impossible to stand in one place.

This is a 9-piece powerhouse of funk and blues with a solid penchant for taking these forms and churning them up into a volcanic stew that's erupted across the states, as the band's just returned from their first national tour. The band's latest LP, 'Pound of Dirt,' contains all the funk/ska/bluesy trademarks they've made their own, and adds in some new flavor in barn burners like 'Millie Mae' and 'Make it Rain.' I suggest not listening over headphones... its just not loud enough.

Catch Sister Sparrow when they play the CBGB Festival this July, and see the video for "Make it Rain" below. - Mike Levine (@Goldnuggets)


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