The Other Brothers

Everything Can Change

It's taken five years for The Other Brothers to produce a second album and it was well worth the wait.  Everything Can Change is pure country music with sweet as honey three-part harmonies that immediately bring to mind The Jayhawks, The Milk Carton Kids, and Simon and Garfunkel. The lyrics are simple and honest, and roll off the the tongue with ease, accompanied by clean, catchy melodies. Opening track "Three Four Time" sets the tone with its first line, "sing me a song in three four time, with major chords and perfect rhymes," conjuring up images of a bluegrass trio around a single microphone.  Imagery is a particular strength of the songwriting, whether it's a sincere love song like "There Are Many Ways To Love" or hockey as a metaphor for a relationship as in "Dull Skates."

Published in Volume 68, Number 29 of The Uniter (August 5, 2014)

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