Monday, December 31, 2018

Frances Luke Accord and the unmistakable beauty of "Silver & Gold"
























Silver & Gold by Frances Luke Accord is one of those songs that is instantly recognizable. Not as in sounding like something else (like someone you spot in an airport who looks like a close long lost friend) but instantly recognizable as something of unmistakable beauty. While the running acoustic lines feel pristine and pretty, it is the duo's lovely and endearing vocal performance that wraps around the empty spaces in your heart. Francis Luke Accord is Nicholas Gunty and Brian Powers (both raised in South Bend, Indiana). They began performing while at the University of Notre Dame ("Their first release, Kandote, was an intercultural collaboration with the Barefoot Truth Children’s Choir in Uganda, a not-for-profit effort which provides ongoing support to the choir to this day") eventually relocating to Chicago in 2013 working and releasing two more self produced EPs and touring nationally.

Currently as a "long distance band" Gunty works from Philadelphia and Powers from Chicago. Silver and Gold is the title track from Frances Luke Accord's "Silver & Gold" EP set to drop on January 25th, 2019. 

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Robb Donker