Brace, Cooper & Jutz

Category - Music
Date - 09/03/2018 8:00 pm

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Brace Cooper JutzThe new trio of Eric Brace, Peter Cooper & Thomm Jutz is not really new at all.
Eric and Peter have recorded and toured together for almost a decade now. They recorded their last two albums in Thomm’s studio with Thomm in the role as recording engineer, producer, guitarist, and harmony singer.
They prevailed upon him to come on the road, first as a sideman extraordinaire whose sublime flatpicking guitar style elevates anything he weaves it into. Knowing that Thomm was also a world class songwriter, they kept twisting his arm to take front-and-center during their shows and sing a few of his own compositions.  It was only a matter of time before the duo-into-trio transformation became official.
Then it was a matter of making a record. Which they’ve now done. As a trio. Called Profiles in Courage, Frailty and Discomfort the album is out on Eric’s East Nashville label Red Beet Records, containing 14 songs by all three members tackling such weighty topics as moonwalks, steamboat captaining, dollar-slots, Johnny Cash’s gravesite, Jerry Lee Lewis’s birthplace, Willie Nelson’s notions of eternity, the downside of Parkersburg, West Virginia, and a Tennessee town flooded for the sake of electricity.
Together, Eric, Peter, and Thomm weave stories, songs, harmonies and guitar playing into something very special emulating heroes such as  John Prine, Kris Kristofferson Paul Simon, and Townes Van Zandt. Add harmonies that bring to mind the Seldom Scene, Emmylou Harris, and the Everly Brothers and sumptuous guitar arrangements, and you have a truly memorable evening of music.