JOYBIRD is the musical project of Chicago-based multi-instrumentalist, Jess McIntosh. 

" that dreams and heightens and travels, music that lands with gentle force to disrupt the day, to make you pause and reflect."

-Abigail Zimmer (Author, girls their tongues)

Grafting literate, character-driven songs and Mid-American roots onto a post-punk DIY sensibility, Chicago-based songwriter, performer and instrumentalist Al Scorch is at the forefront of a bold musical frontier.  A songwriter, vocalist, claw-hammer banjoist and rambunctious force of nature, Scorch –– solo and with his shifting collective of musicians –– regales audiences across the U.S., the UK and Ireland.

It is the mission of The House to unite Chicago in the spirit of community through amazing feats of storytelling.


In 2015 Jess composed music and lyrics for her first House show, The Revel, written by Damon Kiely. She also performs as ensemble violinist and fiddler for House Theatre shows like The Nutcracker and upcoming production, Hatfield & McCoy.

© 2014 |  jess mcintosh

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