Sister Sparrow ready to bring the house down Saturday at Carroll Arts Center
By PRISCILLA LOEBENBERG TIMES STAFF WRITER
Nov 21, 2013 | 3:00 AM
The Snail Pie Lounge will present Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds at the Carroll Arts Center in Westminster at 8 p.m. Saturday. The group is described as an eight-piece powerhouse of seductive soul and dirty blues-rock led by Arleigh Kincheloe (aka Sister Sparrow). The group now has three albums under its belt with a self-titled release in 2010, "Pound of Dirt" in 2012 and the new album, "Fight," which was produced by Randy Jackson of "American Idol" fame. Jackson Kincheloe is the band's tour manager and harmonica player, in addition to looking out for front-woman Arleigh, who is his younger sibling. He said working with Randy Jackson was a pleasure. "He was a really nice guy. He was really relaxed and knowledgeable beyond compare," Kincheloe said. He described working with Randy Jackson as another step up the ladder. He said the band hasn't had a big break yet, but has been steadily growing its following through a series of small breaks over the past five years. The Kincheloes grew up with music as their parents were in bands. Arleigh has been singing with a band since she was 9 years old. Kincheloe said he plays harmonica in an unusual way. He said he uses it to play the organ or piano parts. "It doesn't always sound like a harmonica," he said. The band has just come off a four-week nationwide tour and is back home in Brooklyn, N.Y. After Saturday's performance in Westminster, they have a couple of dates in December, but plan to use January and February to work on writing their next release. Kincheloe said he is pleased to be working with Steve Webster and the others at Snail Pie Lounge again and is excited about Saturday's show. "We kind of feel like we are part of the family with those guys," Kincheloe said. They must feel that way too, he said, since Webster and family are letting the band bunk at their house. "That's not easy with eight of us," Kincheloe said. Reach staff writer Priscilla Loebenberg at 410-857-7862 or email@example.com.