"Modern folk interpretations remind us of Iron & Wine"
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, was dreamlike and philosophical, haunting and whimsical.. 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. They come to Michigan with a brand new EP, "Silver & Gold." Songwriter-arranger duo The Western Den opens.