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 reveal new album details – Listen

We leave you this weekend dear dear readers with news that North Carolina’s Avett Brothers (featuring actual brothers) have announced details of their new album ‘Closer Than Together’ which lands on American/Republic Records on October 4th. You can watch the first single below which is creative to say the least. The Avetts clearly don’t like … Continue reading “The Avett Brothers reveal new album details – Listen”

The Felice Brothers “Undress” (Yep Roc, 2019)

‘Undress’ is the Felice Brothers’ 14th album, the first album of new material for three years and something of a treat. Another of those ‘recorded live’ records (though not quite, this one has minimal overdubs), it does capture a band channelling a vital energy and clearly enjoying themselves.

Interview: Ian Craft of The Howlin’ Brothers

Formed in 2005, The Howlin’ Brothers are a 3 piece ole’ time bluegrass and country band based in Nashville, Tennessee. They consist of Jared Green who sings lead vocal and plays acoustic guitar, Dan Swan plays upright bass and Ian Craft who sings lead vocal and plays fiddle, mandolin, banjo and the bass drum. My … Continue reading “Interview: Ian Craft of The Howlin’ Brothers”

Felice Brothers announce UK dates for 2020, NPR stream new album

The Felice Brothers have announced a UK and Ireland tour for 2020 which kicks off in Belfast on January 22nd. Coinciding with the announcement (coincidentally), NPR Music is currently offering a “First Listen,” an exclusive stream of the forthcoming new album ‘Undress’ which lands via Yep Roc Records on May 3rd – we’ll have our … Continue reading “Felice Brothers announce UK dates for 2020, NPR stream new album”

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).