Sunday, April 10th feels like worlds ago right now. My apologies to Brothers O’Hair for not completing this writeup sooner; it certainly has nothing to do with the quality of the music we heard. Sometimes #bloglife just keeps you so damn busy!
Because we are such important people, and had super important things to do (like eat dinner) we missed the first band. We got to the Hi Dive just as the Brothers O’Hair began to set up for their hour long jam-sesh. The four-piece band consists of four fine gentleman: Adam Anglin (vox), Andy Burrow (guitar) Joe Mills (bass) and Jon Aisner (drums).
The recent resurgence of indie folk bands has paved the way for bands like the Brothers O’Hair. Their sound resembles that of radio-friendly bands like Mumford and Sons and Avett Brothers, but they manage to maintain a unique sound that is all their own. The music they are writing music is socially relevant and current, and the combination of emotional lyrics and passionate playing create a sincere mutual connection between the band and their audience.
Adam’s presence is strongly felt as he commands attention from the stage. His intense focus is complemented by Andy’s precision on the guitar, and Joe’s deep bass lines. Jon is not a drummer who gets lost on the back of the stage either; he pours his heart into every beat, and he even strolled off the stage and into the audience in the band’s final song, again creating a synergy between audience and band.
This was my first time seeing the Brothers O’Hair play, and I’ll definitely be going back for more. Message to you gentleman: bring merch next time. I want a shirt.