Everyone loves free music. And when it is good free music then that makes the deal even more enticing.
Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds
With this being said, an excellent idea for Wednesday, Aug. 8, will be to take in a performance from Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds at Budweiser’s Made in Nashville Party at the War Memorial Auditorium.
The group is based out of Brooklyn and has been providing fans with a funk/soul party of late as they have played Bonnaroo, Summer Camp and are on the bill for the Voodoo Festival as well this fall.
At the same time, they’ve toured in support with Nawlins icon Dr. John, The Black Keys, Gov’t Mule’s Warren Haynes and Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings among many others.
Led by front-woman Arleigh Kincheloe (aka Sister Sparrow), the group is backed by the eight-piece outfit, the Dirty Birds.
Kincheloe, a mover and shaker on stage, can erupt in an energetic frenzy at any moment while the group is known to weave a fine web of dirty blues and fervent soul sounds.
Their latest album, Pound of Dirt, was released earlier this year and has received much acclaim from the music community.
The New York Daily News has called Sister Sparrow a “rollicking blend of soul, funk and backwoods Americana rock ’n’ roll, which draws even indifferent hipsters onto the dance floor.”
It’s equal parts gritty and polished, but most of all it’s downright solid from start to finish.
This is evident in the standout track,” Make it Rain,” which features humming horns and harmonica with Kencheloe’s vocals flowing with the appropriate cadence.
Other standout tracks on the album include “Another Ride,” “Millie Mae” and “Too Much.”
Brooklyn has been exporting great talent of late and Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds are no exception.
The show is free to the public and the doors open at 9 p.m. with the first performance at 10 p.m.
For more information on the group, visit www.sistersparrow.com.