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Birds of Chicago take young family on the road

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Chicago based Birds of Chicago aka newlyweds JT Nero and Toronto born Allison Russell of Po’ Girl are bringing their family on the road.

 They will be bringing their seven month old daughter with them on their tour which brings them to the Geomatic Attic on Sept. 12.
“ She comes wJT Nero and Allison Russell return to the Geomatic Attic. photo by Richard Ameryith us on tour wherever we go, so  she is seven and a half months old and has been to 40 states, two provinces and the Northwest Territories,” said JT Nero.

“ She’s a grizzled old road warrior now.”

He noted  they enjoy having their daughter on tour with them and it isn’t a problem taking care of her while they are on stage.
“Our bass player's wife is our tour manager so she she takes care of her,” he continued.

 Their daughter was born close to the release of their new live CD “Live From Space” in January.
“ It’s been all kinds of busy,” Nero said.

“We recorded the album last October. It’s been a real journey,” he said.
“It’s a mix of our back catalogue, Birds of Chicago and some new songs,” he said.
 They always enjoy playing Lethbridge because the audience.

“ Audiences in Lethbridge are amazing. It’s always great to play for super serious music fans,” he continued.
They will be playing as a trio with bassist and multi-instrumentalist Chris Merril.
“I just play guitar and sing, but Ali is very multi-instrumental,”  he said.

 In the meantime, they are working on a new studio album.
“We have a few songs recorded and we’re working on a producer wish list. We have to begin tracking in November and December because we want to release it in summer 2015,” he said.
Birds of Chicago play the Geomatic Attic at 8 p.m., Sept. 12. Tickets cost $30.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 09 September 2014 12:11 )  
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