Watch Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds Delightful 2016 NPR Tiny Desk Concert [YouTube Video]

Francesco Marano

by Francesco Marano

Published April 27, 2016



"Catch Me If You Can"
"Mama Knows"</blockquote>



<blockquote>Producers: Josh Rogosin, Niki Walker
Audio Engineers: Josh Rogosin
Videographers: Niki Walker, Kara Frame, Nick Michaels
Production Assistant: Jackson Sinnenberg
Photo: Brandon Chew/NPR</blockquote>

Brooklyn funk band Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds recently stopped by the Washington D.C. offices of NPR to perform three songs for their Tiny Desk Concert Series. Watch their set above, via YouTube.

The setlist consisted of songs from the band's fantastic 2015 LP, The Weather Below. Beginning with a funky rendition of "Sugar," you immediately get a feel for Arleigh Kincheloe's dynamic vocal range. Brian Graham lends a soulful sax solo, accompanied by Jackson Kincheloe blowing harp. Jackson opens up the next song, "Catch Me If You Can," with bluesy playing backed by Sasha Brown's nitty gritty slide guitar playing.

The band wrap up their session with a relaxed version of "Mama Knows," which was dedicated to Arleigh's mother (coincidentally it was her birthday when this was filmed). The ability of the band to sync together to form an overall sound larger than their parts is nicely displayed during the performance.

Pick up Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds' 2015 studio album, The Weather Below, on Amazon (Vinyl, CD, MP3). You can also stream the full album and read our review here on Zumic. Their 2016 live album, Fowl Play, is also available on Amazon and Spotify.

For more Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds music, news, and tour dates, check out their Zumic artist page.

Source: NPR Music YouTube

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