The Brother Brothers

Category - Music
Date - 21/09/2022 8:00 pm

Every once in a while a band plays The Balor and blows us away. One such gig was the appearance of The Brother Brothers in March 2019. Once we’d picked our collective jaws up off the floor we said: “Wow. Whenever these guys are back in Ireland we’re booking them.”

The Brother Brothers are the indie folk duo of Adam and David Moss – identical twins born and raised in Peoria, Illinois, originally based in Brooklyn and profoundly shaped by indiscriminate rambling.

Touring as an acoustic duo – David on cello and guitar, Adam on the 5 string fiddle – their sound is striking and captivating. There’s definite shades of Simon & Garfunkel intermingled with tones often leaning towards the darker, moody elements of Appalachian folk, klezmer and bluegrass traditions.

Their luminous touring career spans international headlining, support runs with the likes of I’m With Her, Big Thief, Lake Street Dive, and Shakey Graves as well as key plays at NPR’s Mountain Stage, FreshGrass Festival, Folk Alliance, Woodford Folk, Nelsonville Music Festival, and Edmonton Folk.

Their first album Some People I Know remains one of our favourites and we can’t wait to get their hands on the follow up Calla Lily – produced by Grammy-nominated Ryan Hadlock (The Lumineers, Brandi Carlile, Vance Joy) – and receiving stunning reviews.

the warm harmonies and silky melodies of identical twins David and Adam Moss evoke the kind of ’60s-era folk tunes that reverberated through dark, wood-paneled bars in the Village… – No Depression

If these brothers aren’t among the Americana Music Association’s nominees for Emerging Artist or Duo-Group, I want a recount – No Depression

Paul Simon–like lead vocals pairing with crisp electric guitar to paint a vivid picture of being serenaded in an intimate venue – FLOOD Magazine

…as identical twins, Adam and David Moss are mirrors of each other, making for exquisite vocals on their new album, Calla Lily. It’s a beautiful piece of country-folk – Lyric Magazine