Music: The Howlin' Brothers

The conversion from Rock and Punk to Bluegrass and Folk is an oft-told band tale in today’s music world. And so it is with The Howlin’ Brothers, an adrenalized trio that plays Bluegrass with the passion and verve of an amped-up Rock outfit.

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The Howlin' Brothers

The conversion from Rock and Punk to Bluegrass and Folk is an oft-told band tale in today’s music world. And so it is with The Howlin’ Brothers, an adrenalized trio that plays Bluegrass with the passion and verve of an amped-up Rock outfit.

The threesome — banjoist/fiddler Ian Craft, guitarist/harmonicat Jared Green and upright bassist Ben Plasse — met as Classical music students at New York’s Ithaca College a decade and a half ago. Coming from basic Rock backgrounds, the three musicians discovered Folk at roughly the same time and began playing in various configurations, but coalesced in 2003 when Craft and Green sang three-part harmony with Plasse on a traditional tune for his senior recital. Read more about the group in this week's Sound Advice.


The Howlin' Brothers play Southgate House Revival Saturday with Ian Mathieu and Scott Risner. More info/tickets: southgatehouse.com .

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