They’re at London’s Slaughtered Lamb on Wednesday, December 18 – The Abrams Brothers, that is.
“As if Simon & Garfunkle were mountain folk”, to quote Q Magazine, these guys who have been blowing minds with their virtuoso playing – that draws on a deep family tradition of bluegrass and folk.
And they’re coming to the Clerkenwell venue for one exclusive show with support by fellow Canadian Miriam Jones.
With the release of the album Northern Redemption, The Abrams Brothers – John, James and cousin Elijah – make a transition from the music of their roots to their own distinct sound. It’s a combination of bluegrass, country and folk-rock that’s had the Canadian festival circuit up in arms over their potential, and the rest are sure to catch on.
The release of the first single, Nothing At All, to Canadian radio on May 10, 2011 launched the band onto a two-week country radio tour, and saw them make tremendous in-roads at CBC Radio as well.
The past couple years have seen the much-loved trio rising through the ranks. In 2009 the band released Blue On Brown, an album of songs by Arlo Guthrie and Bob Dylan. The record was the boys’ tribute to songwriters they had always admired, and even Arlo Guthrie, the legend himself, chimed in saying they were “way too young to be playing that good.”
A GROUP ON THE RISE
When the video for the band’s next single, a cover of Coldplay’s Viva la Vida made a splash on CMT in both the U.S. and Canada, the band reached a larger audience yet. And in late 2010 The Abrams Brothers released a new video for the single Mermaid Town that went straight into medium rotation on CMT.
These guys are fourth-generation musicians with musical roots reaching back to their great-grandparents. And despite their age, veteran is certainly not a word out of reach given their credits.
They’ve been touring together for almost a decade – and in the past few years, have become Canadian festival favourites. Catch this group of gifted young musicians while you can.
See http://theabramsbrothers.com for more.