Get to know: The Barr Brothers

Yesterday, while sweating away at the gym, I caught up on some KEXP (out of Seattle, WA) podcasts, and was frankly quite surprised by The Barr Brothers.  It wasn’t until I got back to my computer, and found the videos from that KEXP performance that I knew I needed to post this nuanced, heavily layered folk sound.

The story is a couple of brothers (Andrew & Brad) grew up in Providence, RI, became pretty damn competent musicians, played in a Boston rock band called The Slip, moved to Montreal for a girl, met more musicians, started The Barr Brothers, released a record, toured with Deer Tick, and recorded a pretty special four song KEXP session.  That’s it… their entire life in 8 sentence fragments.  Nothing else happened, so don’t even bother looking at their full bio here.

Their self-titled debut record flew largely under the radar, but is bound to have more attention after this Deer Tick run and the world-wide attention of the KEXP session.  Their current tour doesn’t have them coming through Nashville, but I imagine that will change pretty soon.

You can check out the four videos from the KEXP session below.  It’s really pretty special stuff.  I hope you enjoy getting to know The Barr Brothers as much as I did.

 

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[youtube_sc http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3c1p2zQvhas?rel=0&w=560&h=315]

 

[youtube_sc http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWWXDHtdgQs?rel=0&w=560&h=315]

 

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