The Pines Inn Songs at Mirror Lake Music Series presented by Adirondack "By Owner" will host Funk and Soul Night with Sister Sparrow and The Dirty Birds at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Mid's Park on Main Street in Lake?Placid.
Sister Sparrow and The Dirty Birds is an eight-piece powerhouse that puts a modern spin on classic soul. The band is led by Arleigh Kincheloe (Sister Sparrow). She is backed by The Dirty Birds, a flock of seven men.
2012 was a breakout year for Sister Sparrow and The Dirty Birds. The band closed out the year with two nights of opening for Gov't Mule, which included a night at the famed Beacon Theatre in New York. They played more than 150 shows in 35 states for the second year in a row, and their highenergy show is in high demand after scorching sets at festivals such as Bonnaroo, Mountain Jam's main stage, the Voodoo Experience, and the Clearwater Jazz Holiday, where they opened for The Avett Brothers.
The year included a number of accolades for the band selling out the Independent in San Francisco with Rebirth Brass Band, opening for Fitz and the Tantrums, Counting Crows, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, and a three week run with Allen Stone that culminated in an Austin City Limits late night set. In February, they played a Midnight Ramble at Levon Helm's studios, where they shared the stage with Warren Haynes (Allman Brothers, Gov't Mule) and Donald Fagen (Steely Dan).