3420 W Grace St
Chicago, Illinois 60618

Doors at 8pm, show at 9pm
Tickets $15 in advance and at the door

The Handsome Family are an American alternative country duo, the couple Brett and Rennie Sparks. Currently they live in Albuquerque in New Mexico. Their songs are written in a strict separation of roles: Brett Sparks, who previously played in several independent bands, writes the music while Rennie, who also is an author, writes the lyrics. Typical for the lyrics is a close connection to the literary genre American Gothic, and Gothic elements you can find in early country and folk songs. The often very odd and drastic lyrics are sung by Brett Sparks in his smooth, calm and warm baritone voice.


Official Website: http://www.abbeypub.com/index.php?module=PostCalendar&func=view&viewtype=day&Date=07%2F13%2F2006

Added by cowgal on July 5, 2006

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