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Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds

Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds is a nine-piece powerhouse that puts a modern spin on classic soul. The band is led by Arleigh Kincheloe (Sister Sparrow), whose astoundingly powerful voice and sly demeanor make for a spellbinding presence onstage. She is backed by the mighty force of The Dirty Birds, a flock of eight men who masterfully lay down thundering grooves and soaring melodies. While each of the Birds are capable of lighting up the stage with jaw-dropping displays of musicianship, it's clear they're focused on delivering the band's infectious music as a single entity. Simply put, the band's live show is explosive.

Dynamic singer and front-woman Sister Sparrow first began penning tunes in the alleyways and back roads between New York City and the Catskill Mountains as a teenager. Though already aided and abetted by her harmonica-shredding brother Jackson, it was clear that a large, powerful band was needed to do justice to the songs she was crafting. The brother and sister team called upon their cousin Bram, a California-bred drummer of considerable prowess, to help them assemble a super-band of epic proportions. Bram brought in childhood friends JJ Byars (alto saxophone) and Ryan Snow (trombone), and Ryan called upon baritone saxophonist and close friend Johnny Butler. Later, the addition of trumpeter Phil Rodriguez completed the unstoppable force of the virtuosic Dirty Birds' horns. The rhythm section was filled out by tapping guitarist Sasha Brown and bassist Aidan Carroll, a tandem that proved to be the perfect engineers of the hard-driving, bare-knuckle grooves that propel this ferocious group.

It was evident from the start that the deep friendships among its members translated directly to the music they made together. While Sister Sparrow is the principal songwriter and unifying voice of the band, the Dirty Birds work collaboratively on arrangements. The result is musical creativity and diversity seldom seen in groups of this size and character. By the middle of 2009, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds had packed New York's legendary Rockwood Music Hall every Saturday night, holding down a five-month- long residency that built them a reputation for being one of the funkiest, tightest groups in the city. Fueled by the band's boundless energy, every show turned

into a wild dance party, and the Dirty Birds established a rabid following of fans eager to receive a potent dose of good times, delivered by the band night after night.

Within six months of their November 2010 debut release on Modern Vintage Recordings, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds had opened for the Black Keys, the Neville Brothers, Dr. John, the Rebirth Brass Band, and the Soul Rebels Brass Band, among others. Through appearances at such festivals as moe.down, Strange Creek, Camp Jam, Sterling Stage, and late-night at New Orleans JazzFest, they continued to gain wider acclaim. In the spring of 2011, they embarked on an extensive national tour that continues through year's end and includes performances at Gathering of the Vibes and Bear Creek.

Sister Sparrow's commanding stage presence alone is more than enough to dazzle audiences, but the magic doesn't end with her: the band's palpable camaraderie, undeniable talent and passion for music makes for a contagious combination that is taking the country by storm. Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds' blend of seductive soul and dirty blues-rock reminds audiences why they love live music.
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Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds Perform NPR Tiny Desk Concert

Upstate New York-natives, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds brought some big-band sound to NPR's Tiny Desk Concert series, performing three songs from their latest release, Catch Me If You Can! Wa...

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WATCH: Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds w/ The Fogcutters – “Don’t Be Jealous”

Well, it doesn't get much cooler than this! Check out this amazing video of Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds performing their original tune "Don't Be Jealous" along with Portland, Maine-based big bad The Fogcutters on Friday, December 11th at Portland's State Theatre!

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Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds

The Catskill Mountains hid rock 'n' roll's best kept secret for almost 18 years.

Then in 2008, singer and songwriter Arleigh Kincheloe said goodbye to her hometown hideaway and moved to New York City to start Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds. In...

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Sister Sparrow Video Blog ft. Mountain Jam!

Our friends Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds have released a video blog documenting their experience at the 10th annual Mountain Jam!

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Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds- “Bulls On Parade/Rock And Roll”

Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds perform a 'Bulls On Parade' (Rage Against The Machine cover) and 'Rock And Roll' (Led Zeppelin cover) mashup live at Mountain Jam X on June 7, 2014.

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Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds- “Boogie Man”

Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds perform 'Boogie Man' live at Mountain Jam X on June 7, 2014.

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Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds – 2014 Photos

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Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds To Join Paul Green Rock Academy Performing The Music of Led Zeppelin & More!

The seven-piece powerhouse of funk-rock soulsters join the rock legends of tomorrow as Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds take the stage with students of the Paul Green Rock Academy in this very special collaborative set performing the music of Led Zeppelin and more inside Healey Hall at the 10th annual Mountain Jam Festival on Saturday, June 7th!

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Sister Sparrow 1st Day Of Tour Video

Ever wonder what the first day of tour is like? Road warriors Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds let us into their lives for a glimpse into what it's like to wake up and hit the road!
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Sister Sparrow Facebook Takeover!

Sister Sparrow took over the Mountain Jam Facebook Page on Wednesday, March 12th to answer your questions!

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