Preview: The Brother Brothers at Mississippi Studios on September 12th
Written by Robin on September 8, 2019
FFO: Gregory Alan Isakov, Gillian Welch, Peter Bradley Adams
The Brother Brothers: Identical twins David and Adam Moss honor contemporary aches with the nostalgic tenderness of another time on their debut full-length album, Some People I Know, which was released October 19, 2018 on Compass Records. Their palpably fraternal stage presence and wonderfully familiar heart have earned repute among a modern folk scene.
Having opened for Big Thief, Lake Street Dive, Shakey Graves and more, The Brother Brothers are now coming to Mississippi Studios as part of their headlining US tour (Supporting act: Nick Jaina).
The album’s title, Some People I Know, refers to the personal nature of these songs. As David explains, “I think every song on the album is about a person or a character, and in a way, it’s a reflection of ourselves”. For example, “Mary Ann”, written by David, is an encouraging ode to a friend with depression. “Banjo Song”, written by Adam, conveys a conversation with someone who gives up playing an instrument after a hurtful breakup. Though he’s usually on fiddle, Adam plays banjo on the track; throughout the album, David plays guitar and cello.
“I just want people to listen to it once and want to listen to it again”, David says of the album. “And every time they listen to it, I want them to find something new and in some way relate it to themselves. Whether they’re listening to it today or in 40 years, I hope it will make them feel just the same”.
And what’s a better way of discovering how listening to music makes you feel, than to experience an artist live? Good news: With The Brother Brothers, you can! On September 12th, at Mississippi Studios.