The Sumner Brothers

The Sumner Brothers

In the words of Bruce Springsteen, "Nothing feels better than blood on blood". Brothers and front-men Brian and Bob Sumner share a bond that requires no flattery - a family pact that keeps their music honest and authentic. Their upcoming release I Love You, Smile. holds true to what their devoted fans around the world know and love: the raw grit of steel string guitar and banjo, the lonesome hum of a harmonica, Bob's haunting tenor croon, the devastatingly low baritone of brother Brian. This collision of sound forms the beautifully twisted roots of The Sumner Brothers.

It is their commitment to authenticity that first drew the brothers to country, folk, roots and blues music. Finding inspiration in the style of Johnny Cash, Townes Van Zandt, and Neil Young, Bob and Brian began writing songs. They transformed their garage into a recording studio and created In The Garage, the DIY record that would change their lives. Accidentally released to the public in 2006, In The Garage, became an underground sensation, garnering the attention of long time hero and future collaborator Sam Parton (The Be Good Tanyas) and charting in the top 10 for Folk/Roots/Blues on Canadian College Radio.


Midwest is a folk and roll band from Chicago, with soaring harmonies and heartfelt hooks.

Dave Belden, violin
Heather Bodie, vocals
Nicolette Fendon, guitar & vocals
Andy Lutz, guitar, piano, harmonica & vocals
Nate Ross, percussion
Joshua Sauvageau, bass



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