Partly Brothers | From The Start

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From The Start

by Partly Brothers

Relax and enjoy “a truly heartfelt musical experience” with beautiful tunes and lyrics, rich vocal harmonies and “sparkling acoustic guitar work.”
Genre: Folk: Folk-Rock
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1. Love Is a Miracle
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2. From the Start
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3. Best from Me
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4. Sweet Love
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3:11 $0.99
5. Across the Ocean
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6. Life of Innocence
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7. The Lonely Are Only Alone
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8. My Cats
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3:34 $0.99
9. Love on the Internet
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10. Night Time Falls
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11. Our Love Will Grow
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12. When Time Takes You Away
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Album Notes
Partly Brothers are Luti Erbežnik and Brian R. Wood, seasoned singer-songwriters whose music will relax and inspire you. Their first CD together, From the Start, features songs of love, life’s changes, and dreams, fulfilled or not.

Luti Erbežnik (lew’-tee air-beige’-nick) comes from the former Yugoslavia where in his 20s he led a local rock band. Luti came to the U.S. in the late 1980s as a Fulbright Scholar in molecular biology, and continued to sing and play his music. In the 1990s, Yugoslavia was torn apart by civil war, leaving a deep imprint on Luti and his music. A few years ago, Luti’s life took yet another turn: he found a better job and began to perform again, solo and with his son Jasen at venues in southeastern Michigan.

In early 2007, Luti was fortunate to meet Brian Wood at a local music jam. Brian, a Michigan native, has been a musician for as long as he can remember and has played with several bands, most often with his group The Troubadads who recently celebrated their 25th anniversary. Brian is a prolific songwriter whose songs are performed by artists across Michigan. One of his most popular tunes is “Whatcha Gonna Do,” regularly aired on WCSX 94.7 FM OverEasy with Pam Rossi. Nine different Detroit and area radio stations have featured Brian’s original songs: from WKNR in the early 70s to WCSX in the 21st century, Brian’s music has consistently entertained Michigan folk fans.

Although they come from different backgrounds, Luti and Brian share much in common, hence the duo’s name, Partly Brothers. Luti’s roots lie in classical music, Yugoslav folk, and rock, while Brian has been influenced by British and American pop, folk, and country music. Luti\'s voice has been compared to that of Nick Drake and Brian\'s to Donovan.

Partly Brothers lyrics are at turns light-hearted, nostalgic, stirring, and thought-provoking. They tell stories of experiences we’ve all had--the warmth of home, the exhilaration of love, loss of love, and hope. On themes ranging from old-fashioned rendezvous to Internet dating, pets’ antics to ethnic pride, the songs of Partly Brothers have been described as “upbeat and sophisticated,\" and \"rich and hypnotic.\" Notable Michigan musician Dan Hazlett says: “There\'s nothing incomplete about the music of Partly Brothers. The duo combines the soulful songwriting of Brian Wood and Luti Erbežnik with sparkling acoustic guitar work. Brian Wood\'s songs are as warm and comforting as a favorite sweater yet speak directly to the heart in a voice that has fully weathered many storms. Add to this the original and yet familiar blend of their two voices and the sweet acoustic stylings of Brian and Luti\'s guitar work and you have a truly heartfelt musical experience. The only thing better than hearing a Partly Brothers recording is seeing them in person.”


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CM Neal

From the Start
I can’t go very long without hearing your sweet music. I play your CD in my Bose surround sound and the lyrics are so gentle and tender that it gives me goose bumps. “Love is a Miracle” reaches the depths of my soul. I put you right at the top with the best of my collection (Michael Bolton - James Taylor – Louie Armstrong – Bob Marley). You’re a tender blend of all of them and a bad habit to break! Your music is soft, folksy and it’s all about being in safe places in our lives – a warm home, a peaceful world, the ecstasy of love, and finally, the safest place of all; inner peace. Your music takes me back in time when I held hands, walked barefoot on the beach and allowed love to just carry me away. It conjures images of “hearing thunder” when it really was my heart. It takes me on a journey into my past, which defines who I am today. Thanks guys!

Ari Kirsch

Great harmonies, great stories
Very enjoyable. Brian's and Luti's voices blend beautifully. Your harmonies are definitely a big strength. A lot of marketing types will try to tell you to make songs generic and relatable.. BUT, my bias is in the opposite direction. Since there are so many technically proficient singers/songwriters out there, I believe that folk music is about the storytelling, and that what draws me are the unique stories of the artists. You have some wonderful, interesting, and unique stories that shine through in songs like "Across The Ocean", "Life of Innocence", "Night Time Falls", and "Love Is A Miracle". Of course, my favorite "relatable" stories are "My Cats" (because they describe my two cats), and "Love On The Internet" (Not everything has to be heavy and filled with meaning... topical fun stuff is great). I enjoy folk music live, where there is interaction between the audience and the artists, and the artist gets to communicate the back stories that make your work and your stories unique. The stories drive the music and make you different from the multitudes, and you have some terrific stories.

vivian anderson

partly brothers
I love the CD. This is heart-felt music sung in the folk genre of the 60's and 70's but with a twist. Luti's voice is beautifully clear and the guitars are great.

Jeff Johnson

From the Start
I loved this album right "from the start". Its all about the blend of the voices and the guitars.
The music is beautiful and so relaxing. If you're in your car and getting a little wound up, just pop this CD in and it will settle you right down. I guarantee you will enjoy this music. A very enjoyable experience!


From the Start
Remember when, as a child, you weren't feeling well and stayed home from school to rest? You didn't feel like eating, didn't want to build a tent using a sheet, the couch, and the rocking chair. You didn't even have the energy to read a favorite story. It seemed as if nothing could make you feel better. Well, this cd is the warm kiss of comfort placed softly in the very center of your forehead by your mom, right after she's settled you in on the couch, plumped your pillows, fetched your sock monkey, and turned on Gilligan's Island (after making sure the empty ice cream pail was within reach!). From the Start is rich with soothingly exquisite guitar and piano music, heartfelt lyrics we can all relate to, very beautiful melodies that you'll wish you had written, and two of the warmest, most comforting voices that will, if you let them, rock you gently like a lullaby. But the best thing about it? You don't even have to be sick to enjoy it!