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The Brothers Comatose
August 16, 2019 @ 9:30 pm$15.00
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 foothills.
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
“Despite the fact that the band plays acoustically, the fierce energy the quintet generates has the power of a rock band.” -San Francisco Chronicle
“[The Brothers Comatose were] amazing to witness. Individually they play together extremely well, but the connectedness where they became impenetrable was something almost impossible to describe. Nothing could pierce the cohesive bond; interconnectedness of a band of Brothers… They get on stage, drop their guard, play their hearts and sing their soul. -Chicago Music Magazine
Festivals and Notable Shows: Sold out Fillmore, SF in advance, High Sierra Music Festival, Jam Cruise, Merlefest, Delfest, Pickathon, Winnipeg Folk Festival, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, Outside Lands, Bottlerock, Dashville Skyline (Australia)
The Brothers Comatose have shared the stage with: The Devil Makes Three, Yonder Mountain String Band, Lake Street Dive, Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers, Rising Appalachia, Jamestown Revival, Infamous Stringdusters, John C. Reilly, Trampled by Turtles and many more.