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COMPASS RECORDING ARTIST - The Carter Brothers
Check out new release 'The Road to Roosky' featuring Sam Bush, Tim O'Brien and rare track with Vassar Clements... Classic.
Road To Roosky with Sam Bush
Like their mama, who taught them to rinse collard greens in the Maytag, they make their new old timey music with tried and true ingredients and modern appliances, says esteemed mandolinist and vocalist Tim OBrien of the Carter Brothers.
Now living north of Nashville, Tim and Danny Reid Carter arrived in Music City with the kind of tight harmony only siblings can claim. Performing to adoring fans for the past two decades, the Carter Brothers and are releasing their first album of rocking bluegrass, and their first for Compass, The Road To Roosky, on October 25.
Raised in the Carter Family musical legacy, The Road To Roosky is homage to their unique heritage with equal parts of reverence and raucousness. Their advanced skill on their many instruments Tim on banjo, vocal harp, mandolin and guitar, Danny Reid on guitar lends itself to masterful arrangements alongside the drums of Dann Sherill and electric bass of Ross Sermons.
The brothers were also charmed by black gospel and blues music, especially musicians like Blind Willie Johnson. The album covers Soul of a Man in a tribute to the style while Tims bluesy banjo permeates throughout. Ive been playing with my brother for so long and hes such a blues guitar player that all of that rubbed off on my playing through the years. I wanted to make sure that the banjo on this was not so much about playing Earl Scruggs style banjo but that [the banjo] fit these tunes, comments Tim. Sam Bush, the patron musician of newgrass music, is featured on many of the tracks, including the traditional tune Jerusalem Moan, which became a special collaboration between past and present. Recorded with Vassar Clements a few months before his untimely death in 2005, Jerusalem Moan is possibly the only recording that features Vassar singing and scatting as well as playing fiddle.
The Carter Brothers music is universal, inspiring fans from Californias west coast, to Floridas Key West, to the heart of Ireland. Dave McAdams of the Dublin Times praises, Electrifying and hard driving original rock/folk/blues and newgrass music. Superb songwriters on a level all their own. Stunningly precise musicianship performed with a seemingly effortless and totally joyful demeanor. Their loyal following shares the sentiment with a fan club that runs merchandise tables and uses their airline points for cross-country tours. We allowed people to come into our lives and be a part of this, we encourage it. We try our best to go out and make friends and fans along the way. When we were approached to start a fan club, we were hesitant to call it a fan club, we wanted to call it a friends club, laughs Tim.
*NOTE: Be on the watch out for Where The Green Grass Meets the Bluegrass a collaboration The Carter Brothers undertook with our dear friends & Irish Legends Barney McKenna, Gerry OConnor, John Doyle & Cathy Jordon along with ourselves, Alison Brown and Ross Sermons. Scheduled Spring release also on Compass Records.
See ya on the road in 2015!
Danny Reid Carter & Tim Carter
"Blood related and born into the legendary Carter Family legacy". See story on the "ABOUT" page.
THEY SAID IT!
Electrifying and hard driving original rock/folk/blues and new~grass music......Superb songwriters on a level all their own......Stunningly precise musicianship performed with a seemingly effortless and totally joyful demeanor. The Carter Brothers are intense onstage without trying to be and the whole time they make you feel as though you're sitting in their living room for your own private jam session. Brilliant! They're the real deal folks"......Dave McAdams, Dublin Times
"Masters of their craft. Incomparable. True American originals, these guys"....Winston-Salem Journal
"Tim and Dan are blood related to A.P., Sarah and Maybelle Carter but they don't make a big deal out of it. Like their momma, who taught them to rinse collard greens in the Maytag, they make their new old timey music with tried and true ingredients and modern appliances. There might be dumbek and wah~wah banjo but it still comes out "Pretty Polly". Loosen your screws a few turns and enjoy the music of the Carter Brothers"!
*In a world rife with gifted musicians, Tim and Danny Carter not only stand alone, but manage to raise the bar for everyone in the process.
-Dave Higgs Nashville Public Radio