Frances Luke Accord


Welcome to our first musical feature.

If you know me, you know that I typically occupy my ears with the likes of Oddisee, Frank Ocean, Lorde, and controlled doses of Mr. West. This background makes Chicago-based duo Frances Luke Accord (FLA) a potentially odd feature, considering that they come bearing a "charming approach to low-key folk" and are often likened to Simon & Garfunkel.

What isn't surprising about this connection – they're from South Bend. We met through the Birdsell Project in 2016, and I have since enjoyed a number of their (captivating) live shows – the next of which is happening tomorrow, September 22, at Ignition Garage in Goshen.

Ahead of this Ignition show we explored an old roundhouse together and, of course, made photographs. Into the #views –

Reach out for it
Leave your things behind
Who do you run from?
Why don’t you come home?
— Frances Luke Accord, 'Who Do You Run From'
...the definition of lean-in music.
— Joni Deutsch, NPR'S Mountain Stage