New directions in Americana and roots music. A double bill.
Dead Horses is vocalist/guitarist Sarah Vos and vocalist/bassist Daniel Wolff, sometimes augmented by other musicians as needed. Originally hailing from a small Wisconsin town made world famous by a pair of overalls (Oshkosh, B'Gosh), the now Milwaukee-based folk band have cultivated a sensibility beyond their years due in part to the powerful literary force that is frontwoman and songwriter Vos. Raised on Bible hymns by her preacher father, she has a backstory that sounds more like that of an old bluesman from the Mississippi Delta than that of a young folk singer from Wisconsin. Despite their youth, Dead Horses have crafted a timeless sound, informed as much by modern Americana as it is by traditional roots music. They've worked with producer Ken Coomer (Wilco, Uncle Tupelo) who later invited the band to his studio to record the album, "Cartoon Moon." No Depression called their current album, "My Mother the Moon," one of the best of 2018 so far.
The Brother Brothers, twins, are Brooklyn's Adam and Davis Moss. They offer rich harmonies and thoughtful songs accompanied by guitar, cello, violin, and banjo in a coherent way that only musicians from the same family can achieve. Already established players and composers in a wide spectrum of genres around New York and beyond, they finally teamed up to bring their individual experiences together. Among their fans is Sarah Jarosz, who raves: "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." The Brother Brothers come to Michigan with their brand new debut album, "Some People I Know."