Whether traveling to gigs on horseback or by tour bus, Americana mavens The
Brothers Comatose forge their own path with raucous West Coast renderings of
traditional bluegrass, country and rock ‘n’ roll music. The five-piece string
band is anything but a traditional acoustic outfit with their fierce
musicianship and rowdy, rock concert-like shows.
The Brothers Comatose is comprised of brothers Ben Morrison (guitar, vocals)
and Alex Morrison (banjo, vocals), Scott Padden (bass, vocals), Philip Brezina
(violin), and Greg Fleischut (mandolin). When they’re not headlining The
Fillmore for a sold-out show or appearing at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass
Festival, the band is out on the road performing across America, Canada,
Australia, and hosting their very own music festival, Comatopia, in the Sierra
April of this year is finding the band touring Latvia and Lithuania as cultural
ambassadors for American Music Abroad, which is run by the US State Department
with the goal of sending American artists all over the world as a cultural
exchange program. The band toured China in 2018 under the same program.
The remainder of 2019 will see the Brothers Comatose hitting the studio to
record on their fifth studio album to be released on AntiFragile Records.
Jonathan Warren and The Billy Goats
Progressive PsychoBilly Folk Grass. What is it? It’s a goat chewing on a can, it’s a cat scratching at your door, its foot stomping music that makes you want to drink a beer and eat a biscuit. It’s music that makes you jump up and down, and wake up humming in the morning. It’s tunes that stick in your bones like peach cobbler. It’s new timey, post retro, pre apocolyptic, south appalachian, gypsy folk rock.