Brother Harmonies and Fiddle Licks: New Twilite Broadcasters Album Out Today
With so many young acts pushing the boundaries of what it means to be “Americana”, it’s interesting to find a band that prizes remaining within its boundaries. And North Carolina duo, The Twilite Broadcasters, do just that. Early country, a little bit of bluegrass, a touch of Old Time– this band sticks close to the real roots of Americana. Adam Tanner and Mark Jackson are wildly accomplished musicians, deftly switching up fiddle, mandolin, guitar, and vocal leads, the two musicians give the world assurance that the world of traditional American music is still flourishing. And yet, they don’t come across as overly flashy or show offy– each note is perfectly placed, understated even. Not to say they don’t really cook on their up tracks– their fiddle tunes are superbly foot stomping and their mandolin solos are alight with energy and vim.
For me though, the most remarkable of their talents is their brother harmonies– taking a leaf from The Louvin Brothers and other country classics, The Twilite Broadcasters employ potently sweet close harmonies that add poignancy to each track. And, considering the success of the new Chris Thile/Michael Daves duo album, maybe this is the start of a revival. I wouldn’t mind that at all.
Check out this cookin’ mandolin track (bonus points for switching up the gender roles here. Love it.):
And “Lorene”, an old timey slow jam about a lover lady who won’t return your letters.
Their new album The Trail of Time is out today. Hit them up here: http://twilitebroadcasters.com/