Hi! I saw you guys at the Johnstown Flood City Music Festival for the first time (didn't go last near and now I'm regretting it, haha). I'm SO glad to have seen you play. I was up front, leaning against the stage the whole time. Your energy, awesome beats/melodies, and of course Arleigh's captivating presence... Couldn't take my eyes off her and her awesome dance moves (until a certain someone wore a rubber unicorn mask). Nothing got in the way of me listening to you guys. You tore the house down and rebuild it with badassery. Definitely seeing you guys tomorrow even if I have to avoid the ticket booth by parachuting off a nearby mountain (there are lots of options as the whole area is, well, a flood valley... I have no parachutes, sorry for getting any hopes up). I guess I should ask a question now, haha...
There will obviously be a Flood City Music Festival 2014. Would you want to come back yet again for 2014? I'd drop anything to come back to town to see you guys again. No joke. :)
Flood City is always a really fun festival to play, and the lineup was fantastic this year (as always). It was a treat for us to play 2 nights there too. Thank you for the kind words - it means a lot to us to hear from you. And we'd love to come back - it's tough to say because it's a year away but we have a special place in our hearts for Flood City!
My stage manager just turned me on to you guys today...I am smitten in a musical sense...beyond that, totally mesmerized and impressed...I must find a way to get you to our festival next year, a routing through Tulsa from Las Vegas to Pennsylvania would have been ideal this year, our festival is Sept 21-22...anyway, I will be sending queries for next year soon so I truly hope we can put you on the Hound Dog Blues stage. Best, Matt Arbuckle, Hound Dog Blues Festival, Tulsa...hounddogblues.orgSister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds responded on 08/06/2013 Next question
I saw you guys play tonight at Flood City Music Festival for the first time, and now I regret not being able to see you in the past... Most fun I've had at a concert so far, hands down! Your drive, energy and Arleigh's presence (and sheer crazy-dancy-adorableness) really took me to another level of awesome-music-fun-time. You guys are AMAZING and I can't wait to get your albums and listen to them until I explode (maybe literally!). Arleigh, your voice was out of this world, Jackson's harmonica - HOW DO YOU DO THAT?! Josh, your bass was awesome. Loved the unicorn mask. Phil, Ryan, Brian: Your brass was so crazy. Sasha and Bram, your guitar and drum skills are insane. I should probably ask a question now! Knowing there will definitely be Music Festival in 2014, would you consider returning once again? I'd drop anything and rush to Johnstown if I saw that you were back on the list!!
-From your newest, and one day biggest fan, Ryan R. from Johnstown, PA (thank you for playing, so so much)