…then you’ll love Frances Luke Accord.
Whimsical melodies, sweet harmonies, dreamy lyrics. Interesting rhythms. Beats of rock, harmonies of folk, soul of Americana, creating tight & together songs.
Simon and Garfunkel’s vocals and strings over the decades have made us all weak at the knees. Their sound is America and comfort. For those of us that didn’t grow up in the 60’s and 70’s (raises hand) they make me feel like I’ve been an American for longer than I have, which is pretty weird. They take me to specific times and places. They make personal histories and larger decades of musical soundscapes.
I saw Frances Luke Accord for the first time this past week, at a Garage show here in Charlottesville. They’re touring from Chicago, stopping hundreds of miles from home in our little town. I was struck by their timeless sound after the first song, “Over Your Roof.” The tight harmonies entrance their audience. They bring to mind immediately a younger-blood Simon and Garfunkel.
In case you need any more convincing, I just found this guy too.
P.S. This track tricks me into thinking I’m listening to Chris Thile, so I’m officially an FLA fan now.