Born four years ago from a love of American folk music and nurtured in Boston’s burgeoning acoustic music scene, Hoot and Holler spent the better part of 2016 living in their camper van “Irene” and playing shows around the country. Ever inspired by the enduring spirit of traditional Appalachian mountain music, they now call Asheville, North Carolina their home.
Their songwriting comes across as simple, honest, and fresh to the ears. Fans of tight duo harmonies will love the tender harmonizing between Amy and Mark that falls in line with masters like Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings. Both are Berklee College of Music alumni, and the listener can expect the polished technique of music school training imposed with the grit and drive of musicians like Bill Monroe or Ola Belle Reed.
Instrument swapping is common during a performance. Sometimes they don two guitars, other times switching to fiddle and banjo, all the while seamlessly blending their vocals as they sing songs infused with the vitality of the landscapes which they have traveled.
Identical twins Adam and David Moss are a musical duo unlike most others. Often leaning towards the darker elements of Appalachian, klezmer, and bluegrass traditions, The Brother Brothers sound is striking and captivating. Their music is laden with close sibling harmonies, compelling songwriting, and imaginative arrangements, featuring David on cello and guitar and Adam on the 5-string fiddle. Both with individual storied careers in the americana music scene, the Moss brothers have finally teamed up to bring their experiences together.
Since forming in 2016, they have toured with Sarah Jarosz and Lake Street Dive, as well as supported Big Thief, Eileen Ivers, and The Felice Brothers, to name a few. They recently taped sessions for Daytrotter, Audiotree, and Music City Roots, and have performed at The Kennedy Center, Folk Alliance, and a growing list of national festivals.
“The Brother Brothers have been in this together for life, and their familial connection comes through in the music, harkening back to some of the greatest family harmonies ever made. They approach their poignant and often charming songs with an almost startling sense of ease, and the tight harmonies are enough to send shivers down anyone’s spine. Their ability to pull the listener into their quietly energetic musical journey is a joy to behold.” -Sarah Jarosz
“They’re the real deal. They know old-time two-part harmony from the inside, and that fraternal resonance is there to be clearly heard.” -Mark Simos (Allison Krauss, Del McCoury)