Chris Funk of Black Prairie/Decemberists @ Stubb's in 2011 (more by Tim Griffin)

Decemberists side project Black Prairie welcomed their most recent album, called Wild Ones, earlier this year. It serves as a "soundtrack" to friend/author/New York Times magazine writer Jon Mooallem's new book of the same name. You can take a listen to the album in its entirety at the bottom of this post.

Black Prairie will be embarking on a fall U.S. tour in September. Mooallem will join them for a handful of dates, at which they'll open the show with "a special 25-minute collaborative composition with Jon narrating a series of stories from Wild Ones over our live performance." Their fall tour begins at City Winery Chicago on September 11 with Jon Mooallem. Advance tickets for the Chicago show are on sale now, and we've also got a pair to give away! Details on how to enter to win can be found below.

Decemberists leader Colin Meloy will also be doing some touring this fall. His solo run, with support from Eleanor Friedberger, includes a performance at Park West on November 11. Advance tickets are still available.

All Black Prairie dates, contest details, and a stream of Wild Ones lie after the jump...

For a chance at winning a pair of tickets to see Black Prairie at CWC on 9/11:
Tweet something that includes both @BVChicago AND "Black Prairie" in the tweet, or send an email to BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM with the subject line "Black Prairie - Chicago". We'll pick a winner at random and contact them with more details. Good luck!
Black Prairie -- Wild Ones

Black Prairie -- 2013 Tour Dates
Aug 20 Music On The Half Shell - Roseburg, OR (Free Show)
Sep 11 City Winery Chicago - Chicago, IL *
Sep 12 Boot & Saddle - Philadelphia, PA *
Sep 13 City Winery NYC - New York, NY ^
Sep 14 Brighton Music Hall - Boston, MA *
Sep 15 U Street Music Hall - Washington, DC *
Sep 17 Eddie's Attic - Decatur, GA !
Sep 18 Americana Music Festival - Nashville, TN
Sep 20 Off Broadway - St. Louis, MO $
Sep 21 The Kent Stage - Kent, OH
Sep 22 Festival on the Green - Storrs, CT (Free Show)
Oct 19 "Portland's Indie" w/ the Oregon Symphony - Portland, OR

* w/ Jon Mooallem
^ w/ Wesley Stace's Cabinet of Wonders
! w/ Bombadil
$ w/ Ashleigh Flynn

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