Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds land at Pisgah Brewing

In the past two months, Brooklyn’s Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds (a nine piece funk/soul/r&b group) has been written up in Musicians & Music Magazine (who likened them to “a snazzy dance band that refuses to wear shoes”) and Washington Post (who’s said their sophomore effort, Pound of Dirt, is “the kind of studio album that should translate easily to the stage”; and were included in US Today‘s April 10 10-song playlist.

According to the band’s bio, they’re “led by Arleigh Kincheloe (Sister Sparrow), whose astoundingly powerful voice and sly demeanor make for a spellbinding presence onstage.” And, according to the band’s blog, “It’s very strange to be in a profession where by definition you’re ‘living in the moment’ every single night. Playing like it’s your last show, your last chance to leave something memorable, something meaningful up on that stage.”

To get the full effect, watch a video of Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds’ Memphis-infused performance of “Make It Rain,” below, or check out their live show tomorrow (Wednesday, May 16) at Pisgah Brewing. 8 p.m., $6 in advance or $8 day of the show.

About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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