The Painted Birds is a Rochester-based quartet led by singer-songwriter Alex Fortier. Their knack for experimentation and stylistic creativity makes it difficult to box the talented foursome into a singular musical bracket; the band’s influences stretch from folk rock icons Joni Mitchell and The Band to jazz acts such as Weather Report and The Bad Plus.
Chaz & The Dazzlers will open up the night with their blend of heartening, acoustic folk tunes and indie rock anthems. In his latest musical endeavor, Rochester-based singer-songwriter Chaz Hearne brings together a quintet of talented musicians from across the region.
The Painted Birds play with Chaz & The Dazzlers on Friday, July 23, 7 p.m. at Jurassic Farms, 50 Weidner Rd. facebook.com/JurassicFarmsRoc; facebook.com/ThePaintedBirds; facebook.com/chazhearnemusic.
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