Three-piece string band at its’ Best… From Nashville Tennessee, Meet , Howlin’ Brothers

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Every time there is a mass movement towards any one particular kind of music, there are those who are the true embodiment of that style working below the headlines and they work their asses off till they become the headlines. For anyone who digs the sounds of Nashville , Howlin’ Brothers are the real deal. This is the heart and soul of American Music. Old-time country blues, bluegrass, soul and americana at its’ best. Their new album “TROUBLE” is produced by Brendan Benson for Readymade Records. Great stuff all around, love it, and after you watch the videos and listen to the new album, you’ll agree with me….These guys are the real deal

Meet, Howlin’ Brothers

Hi our name is….the howlin brothers

And our sound might be best described as….

American influenced stringband with a heavy amount of blues and ole time.

We are….
Ian craft-banjo, fiddle, mandolin
Jared green-guitar, dance board, harmonica

Ben plasse-upright bass, banjo, guitar

We are originally from…..
Ian is from homer new york

Jared is from bayfield Wisconsin

Ben is from nova Scotia and lexington Massachusetts

The first time we met was…..

At school in ithaca college jared was recording Ian’s steel drum band and we all became buddies playing around the bon fire

We knew we were going to be a Band when………

We played a show at the lost dog in ithaca our friend Emily mure who is a badass songwriter and performer opened for us. It was such an amazing night we almost broke the floor so many people were there dancing. The energy level was so good I thought I have got to do more of this.

Before starting the band we were employed as…….

Servers, painters, custodian, sound guy, boatdock assistant, drummer.

Our craziest gig ever was….

Opening for dr john in front of 25000 people at the Winnipeg folk fest

The first song we wrote was…….

Angels. Me and jared wrote it as we were leaving Ithaca it was hard because my grandmother was dying as we were leaving so its a song for her stating “dont u worry grand mama ill be on that shore”

What we are currently listening to….

Sanctified grumbles chicago
Wood and wire austin

Whiskey shivers austin

Doc Watson

John Hartford

Mose allison

A few albums we could never part with….

Anything by doc watson
Graceland Paul Simon

Young mans blues mose Allison

For fun we like to…..

Go bowling, hackey sack, sleep

The one thing we want you to remember while your listening to us……

It came from our hearts, pure emotion thru music.

from us in 2014….

We already did a northern. West coast run. And a southern one down to stagecoach we are just getting home from a 20 day northeast run and are getting ready for Colorado next week. Keep an eye out for us we’ll be touring europe in october.

For all things Howlin’ Brothers,
Howlin Brothers .com

Howlin’ Brothers, Facebook

upcoming Tour Dates…
Jun 18 Hugh’s Room, an evening with Toronto, Canada
Jun 22 The Haunt Ithaca, NY
Jun 27 3rd & Lindsley Nashville, TN
Jul 01 Hudson Square Music & Wine Festival (City Winery) New York, NY
Jul 02 Rams Head Tavern opening for Delbert McClinton Annapolis, MD
Jul 03 Thunderbird Cafe co-bill w/Kansas Bible Company w/ Kansas Bible Com… Pittsburgh, PA
Jul 05 FitzGerald’s American Music Festival Berwyn, IL
Jul 19 Jericho Beach Park/Vancouver Folk Festival Vancouver, Canada
Jul 20 Jericho Beach Park/Vancouver Folk Festival Vancouver, Canada
Aug 16 Earlville Opera House opening for Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge (of The Punch Bros.) Earlville, NY
Aug 30 Holiday World / Red White and Bluegrass Santa Claus, IN
Sep 13 Legendary Waters Resort & Casino Red Cliff, WI
Sep 27 UUCY – Unitarian Universalist Congregation of York York, PA
Oct 04 Truno Vineyards/Vinegrass Festival North Truro, MA
Oct 05 Roots Hoot House Concert Peace Dale, RI

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Co-founder of 50thirdand3rd, stepped away to spend time with family and write. From Pittsburgh, now in Florida, Cool Canadian artist wife, 4 great kids, and two granddaughters!! I'm a lucky guy!

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