The Innocence Mission Biography
Musically, the songs on Birds Of My Neighborhood reflect the main influences on Don and Karen, including Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Simon and Garfunkel, Joni Mitchell, Judy Collins, and other pioneers of 60's folk rock. In 1987 The Innocence Mission signed with A&M Records. Between 1989 and 1995 the band released three acclaimed albums, a 1989 self-titled debut, Umbrella (1991), and Glow (1995) which garnered their greatest critical and commercial success to date. The Innocence Mission returned home in the spring of 1996, and that summer began to make recordings of new songs, working at the Keppel Building, a retired candy factory in downtown Lancaster, and at home. Now it's time for Birds Of My Neighborhood to take wing.
The Innocence Mission Bio from Discogs
Current line-up (March 2016):
Karen Peris - vocals, guitar, piano, organ
Don Peris - guitars, drums, vocals
Mike Bitts - bass guitar, vocals
Steve Brown - drums - left in 1998 to work as a chef (Lily's on Main, Ephrata, PA).