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MUSIC: Brothers work it out

Sunday, 14th January, 2018 7:00pm
MUSIC: Brothers work it out

The Brothers Osbourne will be playing Dublin’s Academy on Friday, May 4.

MUSIC: Brothers work it out

The Brothers Osbourne will be playing Dublin’s Academy on Friday, May 4.

NASHVILLE’S Brothers Osborne received their third Grammy nomination in the Best Country Duo/Group Performance category last November for their Top 10 rowdy hit ‘It Ain’t My Fault’.

This nomination joins their previously nominated performances for their smash hit ‘Stay A Little Longer’ as well as the nostalgic ‘21 Summer’.

 All three tracks are featured on their critically-acclaimed debut album ‘Pawn Shop’.

 Years before they climbed the country charts with songs like ‘Stay a Little Longer’ and ‘Rum’, the Brothers Osborne grew up in Deale, Maryland, a small fishing town on the Atlantic seaboard.

 It was a cozy place, filled with blue-collar workers who made their living on the water.

During the weekends, many of those workers would head over to the Osborne household, where a series of loose, all-night jam sessions filled the Maryland air with the sounds of Bob Seger, Hank Williams, Tom Petty and George Jones.

The Osborne siblings strummed their first chords during those jam sessions.

From the very start, TJ Osborne was the brother with the voice.

He sang in a thick, low baritone, crooning like Johnny Cash long before he was even old enough to drive.

Older brother John, on the other hand, was the family’s guitar shredder, his fingers capable of down-home bluegrass licks, arena-worthy rock riffs, country twang, and everything in between

 Combined, the two Osbornes could play everything from traditional country music to rock & roll, creating a broad, full-bodied sound that would eventually fill the 11 songs on their major-label debut.

Like its title suggests, Pawn Shop offers a little bit of everything.

There’s bluesy slide guitar, country duets, southern rock solos, harmonies, and plenty of groove.

The hooks are big, the guitars are loud, and the songs introduce a duo whose music bridges the gap between the mainstream and the alternative world.

Some were written at home in Nashville, while others came together on the road, where the guys spent several years headlining their own club shows

“Most duos are built on singing,” says TJ. “But John is an incredible guitar player, and this band is built on me singing and John playing guitar. It gives us two parallels that work nicely together.”

“It’s like an old-school rock approach,” adds John.

Catch them live at the Academy in Dublin on Friday, May 4.

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