DarkCross is pleased to announce that The Crooked Brothers will be performing at the 2013 edition of DarkCross.
The Crooked Brothers blend timeless country classic sounds, back porch blues and stomping scrap yard funk to create their own unique sound. Like a good cyclocross race, their songs depict scenes of a certain beauty that survives even the hardest of hard times.
A good dance, a good cry, it’s all here. Music full of hips and heart. Slinky throbbing bass lines and growling melodies, or a heartache stripped and unadorned. The diversity in instrumentation and vocal arrangements are the vanguard of The Crooked Brothers’ art. Touched first by a three-part harmony, the driving insistence of a strutting funky beat, or maybe the lonesome caterwaul of a lap steel – the listener is drawn in and invited into the true heart of these songs. The poetry. Every word deliberate. Their timbre and lyric summon imagery of resilient souls, of long tough winters, of sadness, sorrow and longing, of sex and mortality. They get lonely and low as low can be, but they are also quick to celebrate. The Crooked Brothers’ songs move from sorrow to joy and back with an ageless grace and it is clear they harbor a love and honour for the lows in life just as much as the highs.
Race Director Chris Huebner says, “We like to think of DarkCross as a big cycling themed party. No party is complete without great music. And so a band has become a central part of the equation. We are very excited to have the Crooked Brothers joining us this year. Their fusion of dark-tinged narratives with a kind of gritty energy is a perfect fit for an event like DarkCross.”
John Paul Peters of Band Sponsor Private Ear Recording adds, “The Crooked Brothers have it all–grit, wit, great musicianship, and evocative songwriting. Their live show is a roller coaster ride taking the audience from gut-stomping grooves to thoughtful poems, from raucous bluegrass to classic country to rock & roll. Just back from their first European tour, the band is currently completing production on their third studio album. The Crooked Brothers are truly a band to keep an eye on and we are very excited to have them lighting up the night at Darkcross 2013!”
To check out their music and find out more about the band, visit their website.