So I get this message a couple of months ago from Jake Ryan, who introduced himself on behalf of a band called Mighty Brother. He was interested in booking a show in Cincinnati and was scouting for local acts to help find the right venue to get their music out to new ears. I looked up the band on youtube and found videos of energetic, talented musicians with songs ranging from upbeat fun with whimsical themes to deep ballads to life’s everyday struggles. I became an immediate fan. I mean, how can you not? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l85GbQjLY-o
Mighty Brother comes from Bloomington, Indiana, and I can’t wait to hear them live just to find out what band they’re bringing with them. Their brand-spanking new release, “Jettison. Reprise.” Has 16 tracks of musical versatility ranging from jazzy swings to rootsy acoustic. Call it swing rock. Jazzy pop. Kids today and their rule breaking. Don’t they know lazy writers are trying to put them into a box? Not happening with these guys. You can check out a sampling of their tunes here: https://mightybrother.bandcamp.com/
Okay, so now I have to figure out how I am going to fill up another set of music that holds up to Mighty Brother’s talent and presence. A band that can swing and harmonize, with fans and friends that will dig Mighty Brother’s sound. As I listen through the songs, I keep hearing Brittany Gillstrap and Sarah Hutchinson of the Bluebird Twins https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0VP3I9sGls. I sent them a message, they were happy to jump in, and we have a show. The best part is hearing the Bluebird Twins reaction to Mighty Brother and vice-versa. They’re already mutual fans.
Music is going to start at 7:00 p.m. at Braxton Brewing Company, with the Bluebird Twins, Mighty Brother, and Dan Van Vechten (yes, I just referred to myself in the third person) closing out the night. Cover is $5 and worth every penny :)