Birds of Chicago was born in 2012 when JT Nero began writing for his vocal star-muse, Allison Russell. Both were accomplished singer-songwriters with notable projects of their own, Nero with JT and the Clouds, and Russell with the acclaimed Canadian roots outfit Po’ Girl. The result of their unmistakable chemistry is a graceful blend of Nero’s grit-laced honesty and Russell’s special mix of sweet, soulful, and simmering choral restraint. Strawberry’s audience has requested their return ever since they last performed, at the Spring Festival in 2013. We’re so looking forward to having them back for this year’s Fall Festival and hope to see you there!