The Howlin' Brothers
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 8:00 PM EDT
(7:00 PM Doors)
Beachland Tavern, Cleveland, OH
Howl is the first album by The Howlin' Brothers for Brendan Benson's Readymade Records label. They've released several albums since 2007, such as Tragic Mountain Songs (2007), Long Hard Year (2009), Baker St. Blues (2011), and a compilation of live performances, Old Time All the Time (2012). From what we've read, these guys love taking old-timey Appalachian music, putting contemporary wheels on it, and taking tunes for a spin. But upon further listening, we hear the spirit of Jerry Garcia and other beatnik freak-folks who kept great American sounds alive and kicking with spoonfuls and smokes. Opening for this acoustic three-piece and their slippin’ and slidin’ rambles are a crew of Clevelanders who work in a similar vein: Texas Plant.