Meet Brethren: Grassroots folk-pop from Central Pennsylvania - WXPN | Vinyl At Heart

Emerging from the rural countryside of Lancaster PA is the indie folk band Brethren, bringing with them honest, grassroot instrumentation and a melodic flair. The band, comprised of brothers Asher and Dylan Johnson, and good friends Andrew Kirwin, Alex Flattery and Ian Staley, follows a minimalist approach in creating beautiful melodic sounds and belting harmonies.

While some tracks such as “Death Becomes Us” feature audible bluegrass influences, Brethren’s signature emphasis rests on vocal harmonies and upbeat catchy tunes, making the band widely accessible and an easy favorite. Brethren’s live performances and rootsy Americana sound – think Avett Brothers meets the Head and the Heart – has garnered the band attention recently. Their new track, “There’s No Use”, is driven by beautiful vocal harmonies and signature electric guitar; listen to it below, via the band’s Bandcamp page.

They will be performing at My Rural Radio’s Fall Fest Five on October 19th at Naylor Winery in Stewartstown, Pa, a celebration of good ol’ live rock music not to be missed. You can find tickets and more information here.

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