SISTER SPARROW & THE DIRTY BIRDS

North Valley Productions is pleased to welcome Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, playing September 30th, 2015 at the Rendezvous.

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

Show is at 7:30 pm
Doors open at 6:30pm

ONLINE TICKETS SALES END 9//30/15 at 4:00pm

$20.00 in advance (+$2.50 online purchase surcharge)
$24.00 at the door

Advanced Tickets in Chico (Available for purchase until 9/30/15 at 4:30pm) :
Diamond W Western Wear
Herreid Music
The Music Connection
Chico Paper Company

“Sister Sparrow, Arleigh Kincheloe’s nom de disque, is a soul queen with
a voice strong and raspy enough to compete with riffing horns and clipped
funk beats.”
– Washington Post

The Catskill Mountains hid rock ‘n’ roll’s best kept secret for almost 18
years.

Then in 2008, singer and songwriter Arleigh Kincheloe said goodbye to her
hometown hideaway and moved to New York City to start Sister Sparrow & The
Dirty Birds. In the years since, the group has performed more than 600
shows, released two full-length albums and an EP produced by Randy Jackson
(American Idol), and enchanted tastemakers ranging from The Wall Street Journal
and LA Times to Glamour, USA Today, and The New Yorker. They have shared
the stage with such heavyweights as Gov’t Mule, Dr. John, Trombone Shorty,
The Avett Brothers, Counting Crows, and Galactic, and have turned audiences
into believers through appearances on the festival circuit at Bonnaroo,
Firefly, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, Voodoo Music Experience and many more.
On May 18th, the band unleashed their most rambunctious, raucous, and
righteous recording to date in the form of The Weather Below, which features
the band’s roster of her brother, Jackson Kincheloe (harmonica), Sasha Brown
(guitar), Josh Myers (bass), Phil Rodriguez (trumpet), and Brian Graham
(saxophones), and Dan Boyden (drums).

So, what is it about this “hard soul collective,” as Arleigh so
eloquently puts it, that has engendered such passion from both the press and the
people?

“It’s loud, fun, and it’s supposed to make you feel good,” she declares.
“That’s the goal.”

Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds accomplish that goal tenfold with a saucy
sonic brew of rock, blues, gospel, and soul. In order to perfect that
signature amalgam, the band retreated to the iconic Bear Creek Studio (James
Brown, Eric Clapton), just outside Seattle, WA. Locked in the studio for
three weeks, they worked closely with producer Ryan Hadlock (The Lumineers,
Vance Joy) and cooked up ten irresistible anthems.

“In the past, we did every other record while we were still on the road,”
says Arleigh. “This time, we blocked out time to immerse ourselves in the
recording process. We lived at the studio and worked for 15 hours a day.
Ryan was everything I’d hoped for. He saw my vision and added his own flavor.
Plus, the studio is so beautiful. We were in a barn in the woods, which
was very reminiscent of the Catskill Mountains for me. I felt right at home.”
The group takes flight on the first single “Mama Knows.” Bolstered by
boisterous horns and bluesy grit, the track serves as a soulfully sweet ode to
moms everywhere. “The idea for the chorus popped into my head when I was
hanging out with my sister,” Arleigh recalls. “We were thinking about our
mom. She’s a huge influence on why I sing. She was my role model. She sang
too, and I’d attend her gigs as a little kid. She was so powerful and
beautiful—just a queen in my eyes. On the flip side, she raised us to be really
humble. I wanted to do something to show my appreciation to her and mothers
like her everywhere.”

Then there’s “Prison Cells,” which swings from a bright verse into a wild
chant that encourages living it up in the moment with the people who
matter the most. “It’s about getting in trouble with your best friends and
letting the fun take over,” she goes on. “We’re definitely prone to do that in
my family. We’ll get into trouble, but we’ll be singing and dancing all
the way.”

Elsewhere on The Weather Below, “Disappear” flaunts a South
American-style cinematic shine, while “Don’t Be Jealous” points the spotlight on
Arleigh

’s passionate pipes in between a harmonica swell.
“That’s The Dirty Birds anthem,” she states. “It’s the story of us on
the road with me and a bunch of dudes and all of our trials and tribulations
along the way. We’re a crew, and we all have each other’s backs. This is a
family. That theme runs throughout everything.”

Ultimately, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds stand poised to shake up rock
‘n’ roll all around the world. “This all stems back to why I loved
performing and singing to begin with,” Arleigh leaves off. “I want to make
crowds happy and see them smile and dance. Singing brings me so much joy. I hope
our music does the same for everyone.”

Band Members:
Arleigh Kincheloe – vocals
Jackson Kincheloe – harmonica
Sasha Brown – guitar
Josh Myers – bass
Phil Rodriguez – trumpet
Brian Graham – saxophones
Dan Boyden – drums

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