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.

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He’s Gone!

The youngest Double Dutch Daughter is keeping the family tradition alive with her latest band: The Congregation. Gina Bloom is the lead singer for this self-described “bluesy garage soul” band based in Chicago.

“He’s Gone” is the first single off the Congregation’s upcoming EP Not for Sleepin‘ and it is now available for digital download a the price of your choosing. (Go ahead, name your price!)

Get it here: http://www.thecongregation.bandcamp.com

Mark your calendars so you can be first in line for a copy of the new CD. The Record Release Party at Reggie’s Music Joint  in Chicago is scheduled for  Saturday, 12/11/10.

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