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postponed~The Harmed Brothers ~ indie rock to traditional roots music like bluegrass, country, and folk Think “wilco light”
June 10 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Harmed Brothers roots lay in Oregon’s Willamette Valley in the town of Cottage Grove. The Axe & Fiddle Pub is more than likely the place where, in early 2009, singer/songwriter Ray Vietti first encountered Alex Salcido. Vietti would come to recognize Salcido as a kindred spirit in both vision and song, and the young tunesmith would help write the Harmed Brothers saga with an insightful, often wistful lyrical and instrumental voice that offers a fitting complement to Vietti’s gritty baritone and powerful chords.
The Harmed Brothers have always ridden, zigzagging endlessly in vans across the nation. It’s known as the “Harmed Family Roadshow,” and it’s as much a nightly happening as a sound in constant flux — from a jangly acoustic three-piece one night to a manic mariachi string band the next, a wall of rock-and-roll bombast at times giving way to the whispered incantations of two folk troubadours, often within the span of a single song.
“THE FACT THAT THE HARMED BROTHERS HAVEN’T ACHIEVED THE POPULARITY OF, SAY, THE AVETT BROTHERS OR THE LUMINEERS REMAINS AS BAFFLING AS IT IS FRUSTRATING.” – COUNTRY STANDARD TIME
“MELDING INDIE ROCK FERVOR WITH THE INTRICATE FRETWORK OF BLUEGRASS, THE BAND STEER THEIR WAY THROUGH BOTH GENRES WITHOUT SLOWING AND MANAGE TO COME OUT ON THE OTHER SIDE WITH SOMETHING UNIQUE AND WHOLLY THEIR OWN.” —BEATS PER MINUTE
UNLIKE THE UNMUSSED FASHION-GRASS COMING FROM THE MUMFORDS OF THE WORLD, THERE’S SOMETHING RUSTY AND RAW IN THE HARMED BROTHERS’ SONGS, SOMETHING HUNGRY AND A LITTLE WILD-EYED – PORTLAND MERCURY
“BETTER DAYS WILL SLOT IN NICELY TO ANY COLLECTION THAT HOUSES CLASSIC RYAN ADAMS, WHISKEYTOWN, UNCLE TUPELO (AND THEIR OFF-SHOOTS) OR THE AVETT BROTHERS. WHAT IT MAY LACK IN SHOCKS, IT MORE THAN MAKES UP FOR IN WARMTH AND EXECUTION.” —IAN FILDES – AMERICANA UK
BLISSFUL HARMONIES AND SHUFFLING BANJOS AND GUITARS – MAGNET