Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds

What bands or figures in musical history drive who you are now and want to become in the future?

Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds responded on 01/25/2013

Phew, that's a loaded question! It's always one of those "where do we begin?" with these. But let's see... the band takes inspiration from a wide range of figures in American music... Stevie Wonder, brass bands from New Orleans, Bonnie Raitt, Aretha Franklin, D'Angelo, James Brown. The Band is particularly huge for us... just watching The Last Waltz, and how they talk about being on the road for 20 years... that work ethic (in addition to their amazing music) is particularly influential. As for the future... we're looking to go down our own path, wherever that may lead us. We've always been about doing our own thing, putting our own stamp on music...

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