The Brother Brothers “Tugboats EP” (Independent, 2016)

The Brother Brothers are in fact the identical Moss brother twins, Adam and David, and I should perhaps beg forgiveness from Adam and David now if I mix them up at any stage in this review.  Originally hailing from Illinois but now based in Brooklyn, NY, and with both pursing individual career paths, this six … Continue reading “The Brother Brothers “Tugboats EP” (Independent, 2016)”

The Avett Brothers cover Randy Travis – Watch

It’s fair to say we don’t often cover Randy Travis on AUK but we make an exception when it comes to fellow North Carolinians the Avett Brothers whose 2012 taping of CMT Crossroads is considered by RS Country as “one of the best, most seamless Crossroads, a testament to the musicianship of the Avetts and … Continue reading “The Avett Brothers cover Randy Travis – Watch”

The Felice Brothers “Poor Blind Birds” – Listen

The Felice Brothers pull out all the soulful country stops on this bleak vision of reality that makes up the latest single to emerge in advance of the new album ‘Undress’.  There’s acceptance though in the refrain “we live in a world we can’t understand / poor blind birds, if we’re anything / and the … Continue reading “The Felice Brothers “Poor Blind Birds” – Listen”

Pick of the Political Pops: The Delmore Brothers “Browns Ferry Blues”

This week sees your humble correspondent and his encumbrance being treated to an outing in the wilds of the People’s Republic of Liverpudlia. The Editor, in a highly unusual display of largesse and munificence, has insisted that we sample the cultural highlights of the desolate North (possibly on his dollar but we’ll see about that).

AmericanA to Z – The Delmore Brothers

Before Americana, before Outlaw Country, before Nashville even; there was Jimmie Rodgers, The Carter Family and importantly The Delmore Brothers. From a dirt poor Alabama farming family, these boys fused blues, folk and gospel to create their close vocal harmony sound and help define a genre which came to be known as country music. Unlike … Continue reading “AmericanA to Z – The Delmore Brothers”

Felice Brothers set to release new album

The Felice Brothers have announced that their new album ‘Undress‘ will be released on May 3 via Yep Roc Records.  It takes a new direction for the band, according to Ian Felice, which sees them looking more outward than inward:  “It isn’t hard to find worthwhile things to write about these days, there are a lot of … Continue reading “Felice Brothers set to release new album”

The Life and Times of the Brothers Hogg “Room Service” (Independent, 2018)

In an album review with a limited word count, a band name like The Life and Times of the Brothers Hogg takes up a lot of space. It leaves very little room to talk about their surprisingly un-rootsy origins in Eastern England, it might not allow reference to all the praises being sung about their live … Continue reading “The Life and Times of the Brothers Hogg “Room Service” (Independent, 2018)”

The Bull Brothers “This Is What Happens “ (Independent, 2018)

An EP released earlier this year, London-based siblings, Sam and Tom Bull undertook writing duties at the Bakery Studios in Nashville, with Paul Ebersold and Sadler Vaden (the guitar player for Jason Isbell’s band, the 400 Unit), before recording took place at Urchin studios in Hackney. The stand out song  on the EP is probably … Continue reading “The Bull Brothers “This Is What Happens “ (Independent, 2018)”

Video Premiere: The Lost Brothers “Echoes In The Wind”

As regular site readers will know from our news item yesterday the legendary Howe Gelb will be joining Ireland’s Lost Brothers for a few dates next month, opening and performing with them.  Here’s a live version of a track from their last, Gelb-produced, album Halfway Towards A Healing.  It’s really very good and the dates … Continue reading “Video Premiere: The Lost Brothers “Echoes In The Wind””