the brother boys
the brother boys
The Brother Boys have reunited to bring their tongue and groove harmony and infectious rhythm to the stage once again. Ed Snodderly and Eugene Wolf began their brother-duet singing back in the 90s, releasing three critically acclaimed recordings; two for Sugar Hill: Plow, produced by Jerry Douglas and the self-produced Presley’s Grocery and one for England’s Zu-Zazz Records, Mulehead.
Years before the term Americana was born, they called their music New Hillbilly, which was a way to distinguish the blending of country, bluegrass and rockabilly. The Brother Boys have a knack for this old sound. The emotions and country heartache tones match the landscape of East Tennessee, where they both grew up.
The lyrics of Ed Snodderly’s Diamond Stream are featured on the walls in the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, Tn. Eugene Wolf has been a member of the acting company of the historic Barter Theatre and has appeared as AP Carter in the BBC documentary, Lost Highway.
The Brother Boys were recently featured on a grammy nominated album for the Great Smoky Mountains Association release, On Top Of Old Smoky; New Old-Time Smoky Mountain Music alongside Dolly Parton, Norman and Nancy Blake, Jody Stecher and a host of other old-time musicians.
Snodderly has released four solo albums of late; Diamond Stream, Brier Visions, Little Egypt and Record Shop and has a new release for 2022. Eugene is currently touring his one man show, “Book Of Mamaw”. Wolf traveled to Russia in 2013 to record a set of American spiritual songs with Russian folk musician and producer, Mitya Kuznetsov, Where We’ll Never Grow Old, released in 2015 and featured on the PBS television series, Song of the Mountains.
This fall of 2021 a new release from The Brother Boys, featuring a strong mix of original, honky-tonk and old-time songs.
The band consists of Missy Raines on bass (a bunch of times IBMA bassist of the year). and Lisa Pattison from Charleston, W. Va on fiddle. Lisa has played bluegrass with bands from Santa Barbara to Tennessee. She comes from a long line of West Virginia fiddlers.
“The Brother Boys sound like hillbillies whose moonshine is spiked with acid.”
– People Magazine
“…there’s no shortage of highlights…like Ed Snodderly and Eugene Wolf’s tribute to the great brother duets of the 1930s.”
– Acoustic Guitar
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