Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds

Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds


For nearly two decades, the Catskill Mountains hid rock ‘n’ roll’s best kept secret.  Then one day, singer and songwriter Arleigh Kincheloe said goodbye to her hometown hideaway and moved to New York City to start the hard soul collective, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds.

“Our music is loud, fun, and it’s supposed to make you feel good,” she declares. “That’s the goal.”

In the years since, the group has performed more than 700 shows and made their national TV debut on NBC’s Today Show.  They’ve released three full-length studio albums, including their most recent studio pass, the acclaimed The Weather Below.

“They may be from Brooklyn, but the fiery brass- and gospel-infused funk emanating from Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds is rooted in Memphis soul,” writes the LA Times.  “Their rhythmic wheelhouse combines big-city grit and down-home sweetness with a little bit of Americana twang.”

The band has shared the stage with Gov’t Mule, Dr. John, Trombone Shorty, The Avett Brothers, and Galactic and has turned audiences into believers through appearances on the festival circuit at Bonnaroo, Firefly, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, Bottle Rock, Forecastle and others.

Ultimately, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds stand poised to shake up rock ‘n’ roll all around the world. “This all stems back to why I loved performing and singing to begin with,” Arleigh leaves off. “I want to make crowds happy and see them smile and dance. Singing brings me so much joy. I hope our music does the same for everyone.”


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Date City Venue
Jun 30 Norwich, CT Rose Arts Festival
Jul 05 Dixon, IL Dixon Petunia Festival
Jul 07 - Jul 08 Quincy, CA High Sierra Music Festival
Jul 12 Big Sky, MT Music In The Mountains
Jul 13 Alta, WY Targhee Fest
Jul 15 Huntsville, UT Blues, Brews and BBQ’s
Aug 30 Athens, NY Athens Summer Concert Series
Aug 31 Bethlehem, PA Levitt Pavilion Steelstacks
Sep 01 Westport, CT Blues, Views, And BBQ
Sep 14 Fredericton, NB Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival
Sep 15 Portland, ME Port City Music Hall
Sep 16 Burlington, VT Grand Point North Festival
Sep 22 East Aurora, NY Borderland Music and Arts Festival
Jan 15 - Jan 21 Miami, FL Jam Cruise

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