Roots band Wild birds of Chicago formed in 2012 being a cooperation between Chicago’s JT Nero (JT & the Clouds) and Vancouver’s Allison Russell (Po’ Gal). Although both vocalist/songwriters were positively leading their very own projects, their mixed efforts had been convincing enough to produce a go from it and they go about saving their debut. Though a talented songwriter in her personal right, a large area of the Parrots of Chicago audio originated from the materials Nero wrote designed for Russell to interpret, and it had been their mixed voices that earned over enthusiasts on 2012’s self-titled Parrots of Chicago LP. Mixing folk, hill gospel, spirit, and rock, both bandleaders and a revolving solid of players became a well-seasoned touring work, and in 2013 shipped the concert recording Live from Space. To create their follow-up studio room recording, they enlisted Grammy-winning maker Joe Henry and spent 2015 documenting Real Midnight, that was released early the next year.