The Earl Brothers
Robert Earl Davis
Earl Brothers _ Personnel 2012
Robert Earl Davis: Banjo, lead vocals
James Touzel: Bass
Tom Lucas: Fiddle
Thomas Wille: Guitar, tenor vocals
The Earl Brothers – Discography
Outlaw Hillbilly, LP 2012
The Earl Brothers, LP 2010
Moonshine, LP 2008
Troubles to Blame, LP 2006
Whiskey, Women & Death, LP 2004
The Earl Brothers – Quick Facts
- all original “Mountain Bluegrass Music”
- International fan base
- Troubles to Blame, LP selected as “Top 10 Albums of 2006” by Bluegrass Now Magazine
- New LP, MoonShine released April 2008, receiving heavy radio airplay throughout North America, Europe, Australia as well as XM Radio.
- LPs Troubles to Blame and Whiskey, Women and Death countinue receiving consistent radio airplay throughout North America, Europe, Australia as well as XM Radio. Both CD’s reach No. 1 at WDVX in Koxville, TN
- Top seller on Cdbaby.com
- Annuall tour and festival dates throughout North America and Europe
- Showcase at the 2005 IBMA Convention in Nahsville, TN
The Earl Brothers-internet links
Offical Website- www.earlbrothers.com
The Earl Brothers – Bio
It's been twelve years since The Earl Brothers started working on a style that has become their unique trademark, “Outlaw Hillbilly Music”. The Earl Brothers have received an overwhelmingly enthusiastic response from music-lovers far and wide. In the October, 2010 issue of Bluegrass Unlimited, a feature article named band leader Robert Earl Davis “The Hillbilly Hero”.
In the 1970s, The Ramones tore Rock and Roll down to its primitive components and built it back up again to make a raw, urgent, original music. The Earl Brothers have done the same with Bluegrass. Their gritty, mournful songs recall ancient honky-tonks, and Southern back roads with a unique edgy directness. Their music forgoes the softer contemporary acoustic sound of many modern day Bluegrass bands. The band’s “less is more” approach to songwriting, singing, and musicianship is, direct, simple, and yet somehow different from everything else.
The Earl Brothers- press
"THE EARL BROTHERS HAVE GOT THE SOUL AND THE SONGS AND THE ATTITUDE THAT BROUGHT US ALL INTO BLUEGRASS MUSIC IN THE FIRST PLACE. THEIR SONGS CRY OF THE MOUNTAINS, OF THE PEOPLE AND OF THE TRADITIONS DOWN THROUGH THE AGES.
BLUEGRASS IS ALIVE AND WELL."
Pioneer of the genre known as “Country Rock”.
Worked with such notable bands as The Byrds,
The Flying Burrito Brothers and the Desert Rose Band.
“It's always a big event in my neck of the woods when a new Earl Brothers CD appears. I usually take the day off from work and stay at home--grilling red meat, drinking beer and blasting a few rounds through my .45. I think they are on to something that's so primeval, insistent, dark, old-time and thrilling that it just about defies description. I find myself completely mesmerized by their gothic Stanley Brothers sound. It just doesn't get anymore tough-edged and raw than tunes like "Going Walking," "Hell on the Highway," the title track and "Life Full of Trouble," which, if my ears aren't deceiving me sounds like it stays on just one chord throughout the piece. And what a chord it is!”
Nashville Public Radio
I really enjoy their [The Earl Brothers] music.......it harkens back to Bluegrass when it was really music of the people.....
"This Is Bluegrass"
Now In It's 38th Year Of Syndication
88.5 WMNF-FM - Tampa, FL
"The only thing to say about traditional bluegrass at it's best is.... The Earl Brothers. Their modern writing style is
combined with their traditional vocals and music. They have captured, in my opinion, the best sound bluegrass can offer. As soon as we started playing their music on WDVX, they went straight to #1 on our playlist. With bands like the Earl Brothers in the Bluegrass Circuit, the music that Bill Monroe created years ago will stay in good hands! In my opinion, the Earl Brothers will continue to create traditional bluegrass all over again."
Alex Leach, WDVX Radio, Knoxville TN.