Nashville bluegrass band, The Howlin' Brothers recently released their first full-length album on Brendon Benson's Readymade Records label. The album entitled simply "Howl" is sure to be considered one of the best bluegrass albums of 2013. The album also features contributions from slide-blues guitarist Warren Haynes and fellow Nashville band Jypsi.
The album starts off with the big kick drum beat of "Big Time" which finds Haynes leading his skills on the guitar to this sing-along romp. The Howlin' Brothers speed things up with the quick-paced, barnyard burning "Julia Belle Swain," before heading down to New Orleans with the sounds of "Delta Queen." The Brothers breathe new life into Chicago blues singer Otis Smothers' "My Dark Can't Bark" and wear their hearts on their sleeves with "Tell Me You Love Me." The album closes with the wonderful harmonies of Jypsi on the song "Mama Don't You Tell Me" as it sounds like the band is having a grand time recording this album.
After The Howlin' Brothers perform at this weekend's SXSW Festival, look for the band to make their way east with scattered dates over the next couple months. For more information on their new album, "Howl" please visit their website at thehowlinbrothers.com.