Black Prairie On World Cafe : World Cafe Started by members of The Decemberists as a side project, the band finds a new direction on Fortune.

Black Prairie On World Cafe

Black Prairie On World Cafe

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Fans of The Decemberists will be happy to hear that the band has a new album in the works, but that will surely put a crimp in the touring schedule of today's guest, Black Prairie. The Portland band, which recently released its third album, Fortune, features several of the non-Colin Meloy members of The Decemberists.

Chris Funk and bassist Nate Query formed Black Prairie in 2007 as a way to flex their musical muscles and try new things. Accordion player Jenny Conlee, drummer John Moen, and non-Decemberists Annalisa Tornfelt and Jon Neufeld round out the group. On Fortune, Tornfelt takes a more prominent role in Black Prairie, adding her voice and songwriting to the band's previously instrumental sound.

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