Sons of Fathers – the band whose songwriting and harmonies have earned them comparisons to Mumford & Sons, Dawes, and Crosby, Still & Nash with an infusion of Texas grease – will perform at Hill Country Barbecue May 17 and debut the new, harder-edged material from the second Sons of Fathers album coming this summer. The band just completed final mixes in Nashville with Vance Powell (Jack White's 'Blunderbuss,' Chris Thile, The White Stripes, The Dead Weather). Powell approached Sons of Fathers after seeing them live at an in-store at Grimey's Record Store in Nashville, TN and asked if he could be involved.
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They have cemented their "breakout" (Austin Chronicle) status with a Next segment on NPR's World Café, a Daytrotter session taping, and a slot at Relix Magazine's SXSW party. They were also named one of "12 to watch in 2012" by eMusic, which called last year's self-titled debut album "terrific" and "barn-burning," continuing, "nothing can take away the songwriting duo's brotherly harmonies, their band's ruckus-raising live shows, and finely-honed, geographically-inspired tunes." The Austin Chronicle wrote a feature on the band as one of their picks for Austin bands to see at SXSW.
Aspen, CO's KSPN radio said, "You guys are like Mumford & Sons but with half the members and twice the sound."
WHO: Breakout Austin band Sons of Fathers
WHAT: First NYC show of 2012
WHERE: Hill Country Live, 30 West 26th St., New York, NY, 212-255-4544
WHEN: May 17, 2012
Photos of Sons of Fathers.