I love seeing and hearing a big old blues voice emerging from unexpected faces. Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds, a New York-based, seven-piece band, gives us that and more. The lead singer, Arleigh Kincheloe, looks anything but the vessel for the raspy, gutsy, powerful voice we encounter, and defying stereotypes seems a regular part of the band’s art.
The video below was released earlier this year, and demonstrates Kicheloe’s unique combination of grit and emotional power. Looking forward to the continuing evolution of this band and its lead singer/songwriter.