Birds of Chicago will take the stage at the Peg Egan Performing Arts Center’s Sunset Concert Series on June 26 at 7 pm. This concert series, free to the public, takes place at the Peg Egan PAC on Church Street in Egg Harbor.
Birds of Chicago is a collective based around JT Nero and Allison Russell. Whether touring as a duo or with the full family band, Nero and Russell have emerged as two of the most compelling new voices in North American roots music.
For several years Russell and Nero’s respective bands, Po’ Girl (Vancouver) and JT and the Clouds (Chicago), have collaborated extensively, but in 2011’s Mountains/Forests, released under the JT Nero banner, they tapped into the true, bewitching power of their voices together on an entire record. It also featured the full cast of characters that would round out the Birds of Chicago ensemble – the Clouds and Michelle McGrath, the luminous singer and picker from the hidden hills of Southeast Ohio.
The record received critical raves and won them new fans on both sides of the Atlantic, and created a great deal of excitement for the first official Birds of Chicago album, released to great reviews on Nov. 1, 2012.
The Peg Egan PAC is located on Church Street in Egg Harbor, and all concerts are free and open to the public. In case of rain, all concerts are held at the Calvary Methodist Church 4650 County Rd. E, Egg Harbor. Carry-ins welcome. For more information call 920.493.5979.