Brett and Rennie Sparks have been collaborating on music for over 20 years. With lyrics by Rennie and music by Brett, The Handsome Family infuse their singular art with everything from punk rock to folk, and have garnered extensive critical acclaim over the years.
The Handsome Family’s songs have been covered by many notable artists including Jeff Tweedy, Andrew Bird, and Kelly Hogan. Originally from Chicago, The Handsome Family now record all their songs in a converted garage studio at the back of their Albuquerque home.
The Handsome Family’s highly anticipated album Wilderness will be released May 14 on Carrot Top Records. You can watch the video for new track “Woodpecker” below.
HANDSOME FAMILY TOUR DATES
June 20 – Cambridge, MA – Club Passim
June 21 – Fall River, MA – Narrows Center for the Arts
June 22 – New Haven, CT – Café Nine
June 23 – Hudson, NY – Club Helsinki
June 27 – New York, NY – The Slipper Room
June 28 – Philadelphia, PA – World Café Live
June 29 – Brooklyn, NY – The Knitting Factory
July 22 – Chicago, IL – Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park (Free Show)