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The Howlin’ Brothers

The Skinny

The Howlin’ Brothers – a grassy, bluesy, old timey trio from just outside Nashville, Tennessee – aren’t really brothers.  Heck, they aren’t even kin.  But these three gents – Ian Craft, Ben Plasse, and Jared Green – share a musical spirit.  Together, they create a distinctly American music, tinged with the twangy banjo of the Appalachians and the bluesy soul of the Louisiana delta that is delivered with the bottle bustin’ swagger of a Texas roadhouse bouncer.  The Howlin’ Brothers released Howl, the band’s fourth studio album, on March 5th.

For Fans Of

Old Crow Medicine Show, Jimmie Rodgers, The Hackensaw Boys

 They Said It

“We love The Howlin’ Brothers!! They played Music City Roots back in 2010 and we loved having them on our stage. Their new record is fantastic and we are so excited to be welcoming them back to the show on April 10th. You won’t find many bands out there playing roots music like these guys!”
— Ashlee-Jean Trott, Music City Roots, Nashville, TN

On Stage

The Howlin’ Brothers return from an early March trip to SXSW to play a slew of dates in Tennessee to close out the month.  Catch them in Nashville on the 20th for their cd release party at The Station Inn and then at Layla’s Bluegrass Inn on the 21st, at Miller’s Grocery in Christiana on the 22nd, at Puckett’s Boathouse in Franklin on the 23rd, and in Knoxville at The Preservation Pub on the 27th.

In Their Own Words

“That was just a total blessing.  He really inspired us and took us under his wing.  He took us out on tour to open for him.  To see somebody that successful believe in us that much was really great.  He made us feel like we are doing the right things with our lives.”
— Ben Plasse, on recording with Brendan Benson of The Raconteurs

On The Web

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You can also download Big Time – the lead track from their new album Howl – from our March Trail Mix!

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