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Some People I Know


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Some People I Know


Brooklyn-based Americana darlings The Brother Brothers have announced their debut album, SOME PEOPLE I KNOW, to be released October 19 on Compass Records. Billboard premiered the band's first single “Frankie”, saying the track "reads like an open box of intimate Polaroids, showcasing the many faces and corners of the brothers' home." 

Identical twins David and Adam Moss honor contemporary aches with the nostalgic tenderness of another time. Their stunning songcraft blends masterfully gentle guitar, cello and five-string fiddle with the sublime sort of two-part harmonies only brothers can carry. Their palpably fraternal stage presence and wonderfully familiar heart have earned repute among a modern folk scene; The Brother Brothers have recently opened for Big Thief, Lake Street Dive, Shakey Graves and more. 

The duo's first video for the album delves into David's longtime neighborhood of Red Hook in Brooklyn, the members of its community and the tumultuous development it's endured. His melodic testimony sings like a microcosm of problematic economic shift, both in NYC and across the country. In David's words: 

"I've looked upon the Statue of Liberty, and cherished the idea that someone can come to these shores and have the freedom to make a life unspoiled by an oppressive government or strong handed oppressor. But in her shadow I've seen money take precedent over the things I find most valuable: community, conversation, art, expression. These are the things that make us American and vibrant, but they are not things that allow us to pay our rent or buy property when faced with people who place more value in economics and finance ... value hardly ever begets values." 

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"The Brother Brothers’ 2017 EP Tugboats might be one of the best releases of the year." -Saving Country Music

TWIN BROTHERS ADAM AND DAVID MOSS ARE A MUSICAL DUO UNLIKE MOST OTHERS.

THE BROTHER BROTHERS sound is striking and undeniably captivating. Often leaning towards the darker, moody elements of Appalachian folk, klezmer, and bluegrass traditions, their songs are. They tour as an acoustic duo: David on cello and guitar, and Adam on the 5-string fiddle. With individual storied careers in the americana scene under their belts, the brothers are finally teaming up to bring their experiences together.

"The Brother Brothers is the closest thing you can find to Simon & Garfunkel in this century, yet with a primitive country sound. Incredible singing, some of the sweetest fiddle playing and cello accompaniment I’ve heard, and songs that are amazing in both their simplicity, and their ability to put rhyme and reason to complex human emotions.” -Saving Country Music

“The Brother Brothers have been in this together for life, and their familial connection comes through in the music, harkening back to some of the greatest family harmonies ever made. They approach their poignant and often charming songs with an almost startling sense of ease, and the tight harmonies are enough to send shivers down anyone’s spine. Their ability to pull the listener into their quietly energetic musical journey is a joy to behold. I can’t wait to be out on the road with Adam & David and hear their heart wrenching songs and spot on harmonies night after night!”  -Sarah Jarosz

"They're the real deal. They know old-time two part harmony from the inside, and that fraternal resonance is there to be clearly heard." -Mark Simos (Allison Krauss, Del McCoury)

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Shows


Shows

Shows


Shows

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Streaming Content

Look & Listen


Streaming Content


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Bio


Biography

About the Brothers

Bio


Biography

About the Brothers

The Brother Brothers

Their sound is striking and undeniably captivating. Often leaning towards the darker, moody elements of Appalachian folk, and bluegrass traditions, their songs are laden with near perfect sibling harmonies or unison singing, compelling writing, and imaginative arrangements. They tour as an acoustic duo: David on cello and guitar, and Adam on the 5-string fiddle. With individual storied music careers under their belts, the brothers have finally teamed up to bring their experiences together.

They Released their EP Tugboats in January 2017 and are planning to release their follow up full length album in early 2018.

The Brother Brothers have been in this together for life, and their familial connection comes through in the music, harkening back to some of the greatest family harmonies ever made. They approach their poignant and often charming songs with an almost startling sense of ease, and the tight harmonies are enough to send shivers down anyone’s spine. Their ability to pull the listener into their quietly energetic musical journey is a joy to behold. I can’t wait to be out on the road with Adam & David and hear their heart wrenching songs and spot on harmonies night after night!”  -Sarah Jarosz

"They're the real deal. They know old-time two part harmony from the inside, and that fraternal resonance is there to be clearly heard." -Mark Simos (Allison Krauss, Del McCoury)

 

Adam Moss

Brooklyn based fiddler and songster Adam Moss’ musical career can most easily be characterized by the variance of his influence. Adam loves and plays in the Klezmer, Bluegrass, Old-time and swing traditions which lends itself to a very unique and innovative style in performance setting. He is actively touring with Boston’s Session Americana, Brooklyns The DefibulatorsAna Egge, and has formerly toured with  Anais Mitchell’s “Hadestown,” and Texas’ 3 Redneck Tenors.

 

David Moss

When David Moss sings you his songs he rips your heart out, throws it on the ground and stomps on it, then picks it up and gently places it back in your chest...then he punches you.
— The Lula Wiles (2015)

Originally from Peoria, IL, David Moss began his musical journey playing cello and singing in various formats from a very young age.  After receiving a degree in cello performance from the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign), he moved to Austin, TX in 2007 where he immediately formed with the trio The Blue Hit.  There, David attended the Kerrville Folk Festival, and before long was playing guitar and writing songs.  By the summer 2011 he was a finalist in the prestigious New Folk competition and went on to become a winner.

On his album "Bag of Bones" which was released in 2010, David has a gruff voice as a result of a Granuloma on his vocal chords.  In November 2012, however he underwent surgery and has rejoined with his old and original vocal timbre.  He is currently living in Brooklyn, NY and performing his songs in various formats with his twin brother Adam Moss and continuing his cello career playing and composing with The Blue Hit as well as groups such as the Satellite Ballet, Moishe Circus, The Broken Stares, Ana Egge, Roy Williams and The Human Hands and many others.

David released his album "Songs for Willoughby" in March 2014, and his breakout hit "Jerusalem" was featured on Democracy Now! in July 2014.