Brother Man is “taking Nashville’s rock & roll scene back to the basics with Robert Johnson-esque blues sensibilities mixed with Jack White’s fuzzy bravado, coupled with a fiery live performance style.”
"One thing that is never minimalist with Brother Man is their frenetic pace, enthusiasm, and genuine love of their craft."
- Jacob Ryan - No Country for New Nashville
Brother Man is the lean mean sound machine of Nashville.
Chris Winfree and Dalton Smith are a two piston engine firing on all cylinders - fine tuned and raring to go at a moment’s notice, they’re a rock n roll band well worth the envy of all comers in Nashville. Ask anyone that’s seen a Brother Man show, and they’ll tell you they’re simply the best.
A perfect combination of frenzied fills and unparalleled pocket from Smith on skins, and Winfree as the king of cavorting, with a scream that would make Screamin Jay Hawkins blush, Brother Man have gone from cutting their teeth to securing a corner in the Nashville rock n roll scene. There’s no scuzz, no garage, just fully fledged rock n roll with just enough soul. It’s always been back to the basics with a modern edge.
A lot has changed since the band came to be in 2015 - three EPs, a handful of singles, countless tour dates - but the band’s primary mission has always remained the same: work tirelessly to take the Southeast by storm, bringing their unique take of classic American music and unparalleled live show to any and all who’ll listen.
2018 was a landmark year for Brother Man, in a brief respite from the ongoing road warrior initiative of the band, Winfree and Smith went into Fleetwood Shack (Bill Reynolds’ studio, formerly of Band of Horses) with Marc Whitmore (Michelle Branch, Patrick Carney, Aida Victoria) to bring about what would become the band’s third and most realized EP, All On My Own.
Whitmore carried the weight of production, engineering, and mixing duties, while Winfree and Smith carried on their role as the rock n roll torch bearers for Nashville. The end product is a near master class in no muss, no fuss rock n roll music.
So whether its a dive bar, dance hall, or theatre, Brother Man are as close as you’ll come to mainlining rock n roll in Nashville, so you’d be sorry if you missed it.