Escaping Pavement w/ Barbarossa Brothers (Album Release)
Otus Supply

Escaping Pavement w/ Barbarossa Brothers (Album Release)

Performers:
Escaping Pavement
Barbarossa Brothers
Ages 18+
Americana

Hailed as “The most dynamic Americana group out of Detroit, Michigan" Escaping Pavement masterfully blends and blurs the lines of Bluegrass, Folk, and Americana. Their unique joint front person arrangement, with Emily and Aaron sharing equally in singing, songwriting, and guitar playing allows for harmony-driven, musical interplay that has earned them slots on bills with the likes of Justin Townes Earle, Joan Osborne & Mountain Heart. With a 2017 Detroit Music Award win for Outstanding Americana Record, official showcases at regional Folk Alliance conferences and the Listening Room Network Festival, over 700 shows under their belt, a National-Parks-inspired, musical project that champions park awareness, and a non-stop, national touring schedule, this duo is spreading their roots-based message, far and wide. Find out why Jeff Milo said, “Escaping Pavement make sparseness stunning. The acoustic guitar and mandolin crackle together like a mesmerizing bonfire, and their voices blend together like the azure purple and tawny oranges of vibrant sunset…”

While their biography says they hail from Michigan, one listen to Barbarossa Brothers suggests a musical philosophy with its roots much further south.

Drew Pentkowski and Loren Kranz started out as an acoustic duo, sharing songs and singing harmony…bassist Ryan Fitzgerald joined in soon after. After five years as a trio, Ryan decided it was time to move on, and the Barbarossa Brothers, once again a duo, called on a couple friends to round out the sound.

With Loren switching to keys and Drew on electric guitar, the group expanded to a five-piece, adding husband-and-wife drum & bass team Andy and Allison Scott, as well as longtime friend and mentor Scott VanDell on guitar. Tapping into a shared love of the blues, gospel and the rhythms of New Orleans, BBros continue to craft their patented brand of 'bayou folk-rock'.

Through their most recent release, 'Holy Water', the band issues an open invitation to music lovers and festival goers to kick off their shoes and dance. Fans of The Tedeschi-Trucks Band, Little Feat, and The Wood Brothers will find a lot to love about this band. Catch them playing at a venue near you!

Venue Information:
Otus Supply
345 E. Nine Mile Rd
Ferndale, MI, 48220