The Burl Presents
Smooth Hound Smith w/ The Brother Brothers
375 Thompson Rd
Lexington, KY, 40508
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is 18 and over
Watch & Listen
Smooth Hound Smith
Smooth Hound Smith is a foot stompin’ American roots duo comprised of “one-man-band” Zack Smith (guitars/vocals/foot drums/harmonicas/banjo) and Caitlin Doyle (vocals/percussion). Established in 2012, and based in East Nashville, TN, they record and perform a varied and unique style of folky, garage-infused rhythm & blues. Using primal foot percussion, complex, fuzzed-out, finger-picked guitar patterns, warbled harmonicas, tasty harmonies and A LOT of tambourine, they are able to create something rugged and visceral- a modern interpretation of early blues, soul, and rock ‘n’ roll music that harkens back to the traditions of hazy front porch folk songs as well as raucous back-alley juke joints.
The duo has traveled over 150,000 road miles, playing over 800 shows across America, Europe, and Canada, all in the last five years. In addition to their own headlining shows, they have toured as support for bands such as the Dixie Chicks (25 dates in the US and Canada in 2016/2017), The Record Company, and Jamestown Revival.
Their eponymous debut album garnered attention from media outlets such as Nashville’s independent radio, WRLT Lightning 100, as well as publications like American Songwriter and RELIX Magazine. They were also selected over thousands of other bands to perform at the 2015 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Manchester, TN, headlined by Billy Joel, Mumford & Sons, Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, and more. In addition, the music of Smooth Hound Smith has been featured on CMT’s Nashville, MTV’s The Real World and the Esquire Network.
Smooth Hound Smith’s second full-length album, Sweet Tennessee Honey, was released in 2016, and features appearances by Natalie Maines (Dixie Chicks), Sarah Jarosz, and Jano Rix (The Wood Brothers). They continue to tour heavily while working on new material for a third full-length album, expected to be released in 2018.
The Brother Brothers
THE BROTHER BROTHERS
"The Brother Brothers’ 2017 EP Tugboats might be one of the best releases of the
year." -Saving Country Music
Identical twins Adam and David Moss are a musical duo unlike most others. Often
leaning towards the darker elements of Appalachian, klezmer, and bluegrass traditions,
The Brother Brothers sound is striking and captivating. Their music is laden with close
sibling harmonies, compelling songwriting, and imaginative arrangements, featuring
David on cello and guitar and Adam on the 5-string fiddle. Both with individual storied
careers in the americana music scene, the Moss brothers have finally teamed up to
bring their experiences together.
Since forming in 2016, they have toured extensively with Sarah Jarosz and Lake Street
Dive, as well as supported Big Thief, Eileen Ivers, The Felice Brothers and more. They
have taped sessions for Daytrotter, Audiotree, and Music City Roots, and have
performed at The Kennedy Center, Folk Alliance, and a fast-growing list of national and
"The Brother Brothers is the closest thing you can find to Simon & Garfunkel in this
century, yet with a primitive country sound. Incredible singing, some of the sweetest
fiddle playing and cello accompaniment I’ve heard, and songs that are amazing in both
their simplicity, and their ability to put rhyme and reason to complex human emotions.”
-Saving Country Music
“The Brother Brothers have been in this together for life, and their familial connection
comes through in the music, harkening back to some of the greatest family harmonies
ever made. They approach their poignant and often charming songs with an almost
startling sense of ease, and the tight harmonies are enough to send shivers down
anyone’s spine. Their ability to pull the listener into their quietly energetic musical
journey is a joy to behold. I can’t wait to be out on the road with Adam & David and
hear their heart wrenching songs and spot on harmonies night after night!” -Sarah