Birds of Chicago

Birds of Chicago, the collective centered around Allison Russell and JT Nero, reassert the simple notion that beautiful words and music can still tap deep veins of emotion. Stark, elemental imagery that feels like scripture, or a lost folk song recovered; the Birds draw heavily on the gospel tradition and the music feels like a new, secular gospel of sorts. For Birds of Chicago, every word counts. Every note counts. No gold-dusting, no filler. Music is the good news.

“Two of the most compelling new voices in Americana roots music.” – Chicago Sun-Times


“New music like this doesn’t come along often enough…Stylistically, the Birds careen from folk to soul to pop to country in a blend of intelligence and influences so immersed in originality that they are consumed by the music. It just sounds like Birds of Chicago, which is a very good thing.” – Toledo Blade


Birds of Chicago was born in 2012 when Nero began writing for his vocal star-muse, Russell. Both were accomplished singer/songwriters with projects of their own, Nero with JT and the Clouds, and Russell with the acclaimed Canadian roots outfit Po’ Girl, but together there was an unmistakable chemistry. Nero had found the perfect voice for his rock and roll psalms. Russell moved from being a primary songwriter to an interpreter, and her simmering restraint is deeply refreshing to a landscape scorched by post-Voice/American Idol vocal gymnastics and over-emoting.


Event Location and Ticket Information

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Irvington Town Hall Theater
85 Main Street
Irvington, NY 10533
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Saturday, February 3, 2018
Times: 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Ticket pricing:

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$30 - Orchestra; Rows A - F
$25 - Remaining Orchestra
$25 - Boxes
$25 - Balcony
$20 - Partially Obstructed

Presenter: Common Ground Concerts
Presenter Phone: 914-591-6602
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