Crowes are Brothers-n-Harmony

Crowe Brothers - Brothers -n- HarmonyThe Crowe Brothers have a new CD on Rural Rhythm, Brothers-n-Harmony, which again showcases their brand of traditional bluegrass and country music, with an emphasis on brother duets.

The 12 tracks include classics from the Louvin Brothers and Don Reno, along with new songs from Josh Crowe, Dixie Hall, Eric Gibson and Cody Shuler. Josh and Wayne Crowe handle all the vocals, and play guitar and bass respectively, with Steve Sutton on banjo, Darren Nicholson on mandolin, Steve Thomas on fiddle, and Randy Kohrs on resonator guitar.

Don Wayne Reno guests on banjo for his dad’s song, Better Luck Next Time, and Ronnie McCoury provides mandolin on another Reno song, Country Boy Rock & Roll. 

Josh Crowe says that it is no coincidence that two Don Reno songs were chosen for the new CD.

“We were good friends with Don up through the years and the duet singing of he and Red Smiley were a major influence on us, as were The Louvin Brothers, Wilburn Brothers and several others.”

Audio samples from Brothers-n-Harmony can be found on the Rural Rhythm site.

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