The Brothers Four
The Sound of America Singing
“Some performers become so iconic that they
never grow old. One such group is The Brothers Four.”
Now proudly celebrating their Golden Anniversary! The smooth, musical sounds of The Brothers Four have delighted millions for five exciting decades. Folk songs from America, Ireland, Scotland, Africa, Japan and China round out a repertoire of acoustic tunes old and new.
Since the early 1960s The Brothers Four have played thousands of college concerts, sung for U.S. presidents at the White House, appeared at countless Community Concerts, performed with symphony orchestras and jazz stars and toured dozens of foreign countries. They are truly “America’s Musical Ambassadors to the World.”
Musical million-sellers for The Brothers Four include such releases as “Greenfields”, “Yellow Bird”, “Try to Remember”, “Across the Wide Missouri” Their hit recording of “The Green Leaves of Summer” from the motion picture “The Alamo” was nominated for an Academy Award and they performed the song at the awards presentation for the network telecast.
The Brothers Four were global pioneers in the musical movement which came to be known as the “folk revival”, and of the few groups from those times still performing today, they remain one of the best known and most popular. Their all-acoustic presentation consists of guitars, banjo, upright bass, and of course the trademark rich blend of their four voices. An evening with this quartet is an unforgettable time of pure, acoustic music and entertainment.
The Brothers Four have noticed a definite resurgence of popular folk music in the United States and other countries around the world during the past few years, noting a “steady growth in concert attendance” by people of all ages. “It’s something much deeper than nostalgia,” they say. “We think people are really genuinely rediscovering and connecting to the warm, secure, comfortable music of the Glorious American Songbook. And we’re very happy to accommodate them.”
The full-time lineup of The Brothers Four, as solid as ever, now includes; Mike McCoy, a veteran folk performer & singer/songwriter. Mike, a native of Washington State has performed with The Brothers Four on special recording projects and occasional stage presentations since the late 1960’s; Washington native, Karl Olsen, folk performer, choral director, writer and arranger, is the latest addition to the group, blending his sparkling vocal and guitar skills smoothly into the sound of The Brothers Four; and, Washington State’s Mark Pearson, guitarist, banjo player extraordinaire & singer/songwriter who has been such a strong and consistent part of the Group’s signature sound since he originally joined in the late 1960’s; along with Founding Member, Seattle native, Bob Flick, bass player, group leader & singer/songwriter.
Currently you can catch The Brothers Four on the road and on television across America performing as part of the “This Land is Your Land” live all-star folk concert tour, inspired by the recent PBS TV Folk Music Special. Fans can also check out tour schedules, additional “Moments To Remember” PBS TV Music Specials, photos and much more information at the group’s website, www.Brothersfour.com. And, now in pre-production, please watch for their newest Public Television Folk Song Special, “I HEAR AMERICA SINGING”, featuring The Brothers Four with special guest stars and the 100-voice Sno-King chorale, performing America’s Greatest Folk Hits.
“The Brothers Four now reign supreme amongst folk boom survivors, true to form carrying their trademark geniality and rich vocal harmony on an unprecedented half century run.”
“Just thinking about their performance brings a smile to my face and a tear to my heart. The Brothers Four are a class act both on stage and off.
…Susie Haver, Brown Grand Theatre
“Their blend of voices and harmony, the incredible acoustic virtuosity of the four, and the inroads of memory combined to cloak the auditorium in magic. Music is not given enough credit for the impact it has on individuals and society. The Brothers Four, true pioneers in folk music, remind us that it does.”
…Concerts by The Lake
“What set The Brothers Four apart were the consistently smooth, warm, lush harmonies. The audience felt it immediately— from the first song, concertgoers were luxuriating in melted butter, while a warmth greater than music emanated from the stage.”
…Oregon State Winter Folk Festival
“The energy, the harmonies, and the excellence of musicianship give reason to why The Brothers Four were such a big part of the folk revival. If you ever have the chance, don’t miss one of their concerts. It’s worth every nickel and every moment of time!”
…Galveston Performing Arts Center