MP3 The Half Brothers - Half & Half & Half
A guitar, a banjo, a mandolin, and three voices. These guys take traditional bluegrass and old-timey sounds and tweak them into an irreverent, fresh-sounding melange.
13 MP3 Songs in this album (46:39) !
Related styles: COUNTRY: Progressive Bluegrass, COUNTRY: Alt-Country
People who are interested in John Hartford Hall & Oates should consider this download.
June 06, 2008
The Half Brothers
I know, I know - I never expected to post about a modern bluegrass album on this blog either, but sometimes, excitement just gets the better of me. The Half Brothers are a Seattle-based bluegrass trio (guitar / mandolin / banjo) that puts an irreverent spin on a genre that I admittedly know pleasingly little about; if you ever wondered what the Hall & Oates classic "Rich Girl" would sound like accompanied by banjo, now is your opportunity. By the same token, the album''s not just a tongue-in-cheek fest - it''s a seriously musical affair, featuring rich three-part harmonies and unassuming lyrical depth.
---Scotto Moore, Comfort Radio