The Brothers Comatose

Their fans keep time with chopsticks, bounce around an inflated alligator, and shout the words to ‘The Scout’. The band shimmies to the stage floor in rhythm, brings out a friend to sing ‘White Rabbit’, and generally creates joyous mayhem. The Brothers Comatose, from San Francisco, are tearing up the West and moving out nationally in rapid style.

Ben and Alex Morrison, guitar and banjo, and lead vocalists, front this rocking string band that has become a West coast headliner and national touring act in a mere five years. With stellar accompanists Phil Brezina on fiddle, Ryan Avellone on mandolin and founding member Gio Benedetti on upright bass and harmony vocal, their high energy, audience engaging shows have caught fire with a quickly growing fan base.

The band's 2015 calendar has included DelFest, High Sierra, Bottlerock, Pickathon, ROMP, the debut of their festival, Comatopia as well as multiple national tours with headlining dates in San Diego, Seattle, Denver, Phoenix and San Francisco.

See The Brothers Comatose, and you might go home singing ‘Pie For Breakfast’.

MerryGold is Jillian Secor (guitar, vocals) and Alex Stephens (guitar, mandolin, vocals). Based in the small northern California town of Placerville, themes of the Gold Country are abundant in their music. Their whiskey-soaked folk/bluegrass songs take listeners back to simpler times and portray a rawness that embodies the pioneer spirit of the Wild West. While traditional folk and bluegrass influences are apparent in their music, MerryGold incorporates a wide variety of influences to create their own sound.

The highlight of 2012 for MerryGold was winning the Race to TRI Studios contest. The studio - owned and operated by Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead - selected MerryGold as top-10 finalists out of over 500 entries. The public then voted MerryGold and their song "Sweet Lilly" as the winner. In December of 2012, the band recorded audio and video for 3 songs at TRI Studios.

In 2009, Jillian and Alex initially performed and recorded as Trout and Parrot, selling over 1,000 copies of their debut album "Headin' West." Eager to build a bigger sound and explore more options instrumentally, the duo changed their name to MerryGold in 2011 and began adding pieces to the lineup. The full lineup currently includes bass, banjo, accordion, and percussion, though they sometimes perform as a duo and trio as well.

February 2012 marked the release of their second full-length album, "Good and Gone."

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