photo by Marc Gunter 2020

still freaking/folking/freakfolking

Jude Brothers is an Arkansas forged and New Mexico molded folksy leaning singer songwriter with a penchant for whimsy and tender heartedness.

Brothers’ distinct writing style is marked by congenial contrasts: passionate & playful, calculated & relaxed, approachable & quirky.

Their lyrics communicate a simultaneous existential dread and intoxicating thrill of living and loving, a practice in raw and shameless vulnerability shared through song. All of this is transmitted through nimble vocal frolicking- a shapeshifter voice crawling, leaping, pirouetting over a landscape of various string instruments including folk lever harp, tenor banjo, and guitar.

 

"There's something deeply captivating about Jude Brothers, something that brings all other surrounding noise or rush to an utter calm. Be it through their comforting lyrical storytelling, angelic melodic trills or whimsical performances, the Arkansas artist has a unique charm that's set to take off in 2023. 

If you can catch them live then don't miss the opportunity, trust us. Prep for tears and goosebumps, though - Jude Brothers speaks straight to the soul. "

-Ciara Bains, Holler Country

 

"Solo Arkansas singer-songwriter Jude Brothers delivered a mesmerizing set behind their harp. Their voice aches with a high Ozarks mystery, beautiful and haunting, while their songs wind like kudzu through long ballads and existential inquiry."

-Doug Freeman, The Austin Chronicle

 

“Alternating between banjo, harp, and guitar, Brothers’ emotive performance recalled the likes of Gillian Welch, Joanna Newsom and Karen Dalton.”

-Jonny Leather, Mecca Lecca

 

“-a powerful songwriting force conveying emotive lyricism, freak-folk stylings and sick-ass harp.”

-Alex De Vore, Santa Fe Reporter

 

Their debut solo album '& the Concrete Dragonfly', released in 2017, is available on Spotify and Bandcamp.  

In Spring 2023, they will finally be releasing another; 

‘render tender/blunder sunder’

“It’s a long overdue painting of a painting of a painting of a heartbreak, a mimicry of a mimicry of all the things left unsaid, all splayed out, ready to be heard and healed. So don’t fret, it ain’t really all that sad.” -jb

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Upcoming Shows

FEBRUARY 6TH- LITTLE ROCK, AR @ The Legendary White Water Tavern w/ Natural Lite 

APRIL 9TH- FAYETTEVILLE, AR @ George's Majestic Lounge w/ Tenci 

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