"The definition of lean-in music"
Frances Luke Accord is 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, Frances Luke Accord takes copious inspiration from Americana, jazz, soul, and rock. 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. "Fluke," FLA's psuedo-self-titled introduction to a national audience, 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. FLA has appeared on Mountain Stage, toured with Darlingside, and impressed at a showcase slot at the influential Folk Alliance conference. Michigan songwriter Mike Vial is tonight's special guest.