Abrams Brothers on CMT

The Abrams Brothers - James, John and EliJust yesterday we mentioned that The Abrams Brothers would have a live CD out this year, and we now see that they have a major studio project in the works as well.

This Canadian teen bluegrass trio has hooked up with a New York management company, Invasion Group, and the guys have a new look and sound that is more polished and progressive than what people may have seen from them on the festival circuit in recent years. They are keeping the basic bluegrass approach, and including drums for their live shows.

Viva la Vida from The Abrams BrothersThe new CD on the United For Opportunity label is expected in the latter part of 2009, titled Viva La Vida for their grassy remake of the Coldplay hit from last year which anchors the project. In addition to Abrams Brothers John on guitar and James on fiddle, cousin Eli Abrams is on bass, Nick Piccinini is on banjo, Chris Brown on keyboards, and Anton Fier on drums. All three Abramses share vocal duties.

They have released a single and music video for Viva La Vida in advance of the CD. The video, directed by Derek Horn, debuted this past weekend on CMT and is getting some attention from the folks at the network. The single is available now in iTunes.

Here’s a look at the video…

If they can get a fraction of the attention going to another group of handsome young brothers in the pop music world, 2009 could be a very good year for The Abrams Brothers.

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John Lawless

John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011. He continues in that capacity here, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.