By Joshua Wallace
The Brother Brothers first arrived on the scene with their 2017 EP titled Tugboats. It featured tracks such as “Notary Republic” and “Cairo, IL” which showcased the duo’s amazing harmonies and songwriting ability. Fans eagerly anticipated a full LP from the duo and it finally came this month in the form of Some People I Know. The LP holds up to the original EP in quality while throwing in some new sounds to the band’s arsenal.
One of my favorite tracks on the album is titled “Banjo Song” which is a banjo and fiddle tune about playing the banjo and a player lamenting about why they don’t play anymore. I love the interaction of the banjo and fiddle in this track and it is just a well crafted song. Another favorite is “I Will Be With You” which is a slower number that highlights the haunting melodies of the Moss brothers. The fiddle solo on this one is amazing as well.
A possible highlight for this album is “In The Nighttime”. This is a tune that features one brother playing the fiddle and the other brother playing the cello. The song is pure hill country bluegrass with some great yodeling throughout. One of the longer tracks on the record is the atmospheric “Angel Island” which clocks in at over five minutes. This song highlights the songwriting ability of the brothers which marks them as excellent story tellers. I look forward to hearing more stuff like this from the duo.
The Brother Brothers have cemented themselves as one of the premier harmony and songwriting duos out there with this album. The sky’s the limit as far as how far they can go. I cannot wait to hear their harmonies live. Give this album a stream on your favorite digital music service and pick up a cd or LP if you dig it. It has hit stores everywhere as of Friday October 19th, 2018.
Favorite Tracks : Banjo Song, I Will Be With You, In The Nighttime, Angel Island, Sam Bridges
The Brother Brothers – Some People I Know (2018)
- Mary Ann
- Banjo Song
- I Will Be With You
- In The Nighttime
- Red And Gold
- Angel Island
- Ocean’s Daughter
- The Gambler
- Sam Bridges
- Goodbye Ol’ Silver