Acoustic folk group BIRDY will release their new CD Journey Home in October at the season opener of the Someplace Else Concert Series in La Grange.

Founding members, Bianca Wesolowski Bevard (vocals) and Sharon Brunot Speziale (vocals and guitar), formed BIRDY back in 2007 although the two have been singing together for over a dozen years since meeting at the Highlands Presbyterian Church in LaGrange. Early this year, BIRDY welcomed Chicago-based percussionist Megan Thomas who brings a wonderful new dimension to Birdy's already established sound.

The trio will release their new CD Journey Home on Saturday, October 24th at the season opener of the Someplace Else Concert Series. The series takes place at Highlands Presbyterian Church in La Grange. Also appearing with BIRDY on October 24th will be The Pickin' Bubs.

BIRDY performs a variety of music in beautiful two-part harmony. When you attend one of their shows, you can expect to hear BIRDY originals, traditional folk tunes, Celtic selections, contemporary music in a stripped down earthy style, a random Beatles tune, and a few other things thrown in for good measure. Some of their influences include Kate Rusby, Nanci Griffith, Gillian Welch & David Rawlings, The Wailin' Jennys, hometown folk music hero Mark Dvorak, the Appalachian Mountains, and music they sang at church while they were growing up.

Lilli Kuzma, host of WDCB Radio's (90.9fm) Folk Festival program says of Birdy, "Wow! I have heard - and aired - a lot of covers of this great traditional song [Poor Wayfaring Stranger], but yours is truly special. I expected the beautiful Birdy harmony, but was surprised by the overall arrangement - love Meg's djembe!" The group will perform live on-air at the WDCB Studios during Folk Festival, hosted by Kuzma, on Tuesday evening, September 29th.

The Someplace Else Concert begins at 7:30pm doors open at 7:00pm. Admission is $12. Highlands Presbyterian Church is located at 1902 W. 59th Street, LaGrange. A portion of the evening's proceeds will support the St. Cletus Food Pantry in La Grange. For more information, visit

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Sat. September 26
Lisle French Market
Main Street & the Train Depot Downtown Lisle, IL

Tues. September 29
On-air performance & interview
WDCB Radio 90.9fm
Folk Festival with Lilli Kuzma

Sat. October 24
Someplace Else
Concert Series
$12 per person
Highlands Presbyterian Church
1902 W. 59th Street - La Grange

Tues. November 17
Cole's Bar
Folk Music Night
2338 N. Milwaukee - Chicago

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