The Howlin’ Brothers (TN)
The Brothers had a very good year in 2013 following the release of HOWL, their first nationally and internationally released album. They graced Acoustic Guitar magazine’s January 2014 cover; recorded in the legendary Sun Studio; were featured in a national PBS show (The Sun Sessions, broadcasting throughout 2014 in 100+ markets); shared the stage with Grammy® winner Ricky Skaggs; placed on over 17 end-of-year “best of” lists, and reached #6 on the Americana Music radio chart (and #30 on that year-end chart, the highest charting position by an act/artist new to the format last year).
The trio also “toured their asses off”, bringing their old-time string country blues with an indie-rock edge across North America. The majority of the 13 original songs that comprise Trouble, out April 29, 2014, were influenced by the people they met and struggles they encountered on the road over the past year.
Trouble producer Brendan Benson says of the band: “The Howlin’ Brothers live the life they sing about in their songs. They are authentic and the real deal through and through… somehow able to conjure images of a bygone era and make them believable…” Trouble was “effortless artistry…woebegone, lovelorn and wrought with pain, but not without installments of lightheartedness and beauty…”
Intrigued? Why not come on down and Hoooowwwwllll! with Ben Plasse (upright bass, banjo, vocals), Ian Craft (fiddle, banjo, vocals) and Jared Green (guitar, harmonica, vocals).