GREEN RIVER – Americana/Bluegrass band The Abrams Brothers will play Green River High School’s Auditorium on November 1 thanks to the Sweetwater County Concert Association.
The fourth generation musicians have been touring as part of the family business since they were 7 and 10 years old. Their distinctive take on bluegrass combines country and folk rock.
The band consists of brothers John Abrams (vocals, guitar, mandolin, keyboard, percussion), James Abrams (vocals, violin) and their cousin Elijah Abrams (bass). Although the brother musicians are only 19 and 22 years old they have been playing as The Abrams Brothers for over ten years.
They became the youngest Canadians to perform at the Grand Ole Opry. In 2005, they were named Emerging Artist of the Year at the Canadian Bluegrass Music Awards. Over the past few years, The Abrams Brothers have been a constant on the Canadian festival circuit and have shared the same stage with Feist, John Hammond and Dean Brody.
They recently recorded their first studio album “northern redemption.” According to the band’s website, the album was recorded on Wolfe Island, Ontario at the home studio of producer Chris Brown (The Bourbon Tabernacle Choir, Tony Scherr, Ani DiFranco, The Barenaked Ladies). The new album features nine original songs along with a beautiful, bluegrass version of Coldplay’s “Viva La Vida.” “For us, Chris Brown’s studio is like what “Big Pink” was to The Band: a rustic, cedar shingle covered cabin, secluded from any sense of haste brought about by an urban setting” says John Abrams. “This was exactly the environment we needed to create this project. If you listen closely enough, you can almost hear someone stoking the wood stove behind a vocal take, or an axe splitting wood behind a violin solo.”
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