Two nights! Attend both!
With four distinct voices clustered around a single microphone, Darlingside effortlessly draws audiences into their lush musical world. David Fricke of Rolling Stone describes them as "a quartet with a rich line in acoustic textures and chamber-rock dynamics." The band’s sound, with classical strings, tight vocal arrangements, bluegrass and rock instrumentation, and smart lyricism, is the product of complete collaboration among the four close friends. The group has no frontman; instead, lead vocals are traded from moment to moment, and each song features a new combination of instruments and textures, pulling heavily from folk, retro-pop, barbershop, and chamber music. The music Darlingside plays is serious, cinematic, and deeply moving. Darlingside has been featured on NPR's World Cafe and in Paste magazine, and they were a breakout act at the 2016 Ann Arbor Folk Festival. The Chicago-based duo of Frances Luke Accord opens the show with indie-folk at its finest!