Woodfordia Inc. Presents
The Brother Brothers (USA) and Catherine MacLellan (Canada)
DOORS OPEN 7PM // MUSIC STARTS 8.30PM
One of Canada’s finest and favourite singer-songwriters, Catherine has released a series of remarkable, creative albums, culminating in the Juno Award-winning The Raven’s Sun. Based in rural Prince Edward Island, this multi-award-winning artist has carved out her own career path – pretty hard to do when your father is one of the country’s most famous songwriters. Gene MacLellan wrote two worldwide, multi- million selling smash hits: Snowbird by Anne Murray and Put Your Hand in the Hand by Ocean. There are dozens more, but Catherine insisted on making it on her own.
The Brother Brothers are Adam and David Moss, identical twins carrying on the folk tradition for a new generation. Using minimal instrumentation, heartfelt lyricism, and harmonies so natural they seem to blend into one beautiful voice, the siblings draw on the energy and creativity of Brooklyn, New York for their full-length debut album, Some People I Know.
The Brother Brothers’ acoustic project emerges from several years spent traveling the country, both separately and together, playing in varying ensembles and sometimes settling in separate cities. Though each writes his fair share of the discography independently, the brothers’ palpable fraternal bond produces a togetherness in these songs that few bands can offer.
The title, Some People I Know, refers to the resonating 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, is a reflection of ourselves.” Track after track, this sentiment rings true; “Mary Anne” is an encouraging ode to a friend with depression. “Banjo Song” conveys a conversation with someone who gives up playing an instrument after a hurtful breakup. “The Gambler” honors an old man who makes his living at Atlantic City casinos.
The duo masterfully captures familiarity in human experiences, their nomadic background making that no surprise. “Adam and I are definitely the kind of people that have trouble staying in,” says David. “We love surrounding ourselves with people that make us feel good, and grow. That's part of the beauty of living in New York and living in Austin and Boston and traveling the country – wherever you go, you've got friends and people that really shine and help you shine a little brighter.”
“Intimate acoustic folk anchored by butter-smooth close-harmony vocals and minimalist-yet-sophisticated arrangements” -Rolling Stone Country