The Trib Loves Gina Bloom and The Congregation

The youngest Double Dutch Daughter continues taking the Chicago music scene by storm. Today, she and her band, The Congregation, grace the front cover the of The Chicago Tribune and the Trib’s Arts & Entertainment section in the print editions. Chicago Tribune A&E front page 7 April 2012The article tells the story of their unexpected invitation to perform with Wilco this summer in the Chicago suburbs.

Here are The Trib’s previous features of Gina and The Congregation:

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Hosanna, Superstar!

Yes, on this triumphant Palm Sunday, the Double Dutch Daughter has big news to share! Wave those palms and hang on to your knickers:

The Congregation is opening for Wilco

That’s right! Today, Wilco announced several summer tour dates on Facebook  along with the exciting news that their Chicagoland show on July 8 will feature fellow Chicagoans Andrew Bird and his band and the youngest Double Dutch Daughter’s band, The Congregation.

This is like my musical Gods colliding: Jeff Tweedy, who produced Mavis Staples’ amazing 2010 album “You Are Not Alone;” Andrew Bird, that Muppet of a Man whose rendition of “Bein’ Green” makes me weep topped off by my little sister fronting The Congregation with that mix of soul, angst and raw belting power.

Amen, indeed.

Show details: 

08 Jul 2012 / Geneva, IL Fifth Third Bank Ballpark

Tickets on sale Saturday, April 7 at 10am Central time.