B&L: What animal do you associate yourself with (given our ties to oxen)?
Adam Moss: Our mascot is an Eagle with a fiddle and bow in the talons.
B&L: Why music? Why do you seek it? Why do you create it? How’d it come calling to you? Music has always been for us. It was an obvious choice.
B&L: What’s the making of a great show?
Moss: Great music amplified with the help of an experienced and capable soundperson. Lights help.
B&L: Let’s talk about your latest EP “Tugboats” What sort of goals did you have for yourself when you set out to make this record?
Moss: This was our first release, so we really just wanted to display ourselves very authentically. This was our announcement to the world that we exist. We’re planning for our upcoming full length to display more of our artistic vision for the future.
B&L: Is songwriting an easy or arduous process for you guys? Do you both contribute to the process, or is there a primary writer?
Moss: Writing songs is hard. We both write. Writing songs isn’t easy for anyone. Every so often one will come with little effort but that is rare and unreliable.
B&L: It’s no secret (or maybe it is!) that you’re twins. What are the pros of being in a band with your twin brother? What are the cons (if any)?
Moss: The pros are the vocal blend! We have similar life habits, which makes traveling on the road a lot easier. We know each other really well (obviously) so that turns into a con from time to time.
B&L: What are you looking for folks to take away from the music of Brother Brothers when they place themselves in a position to experience it?
Moss: We just hope people identify with the songs and appreciate the delivery. We’re just making the music the best we can and hope people like it.
B&L: What’s one tune (or, heck, a couple) that exists out there in the ether that blows you away that you kind of wish you had written yourself?
Moss: This is a difficult question to answer. There is so much great music. Were glad so much of it exists, but can’t say that we wish we’d written anyone else’s art. That being said, it’s hard to put one persons art over the other.
B&L: What can folks expect when they come out to see you perform at the Word Barn on April 22nd?
Moss: Sweet harmonies! Lots of strings, and sweet songs!
B&L: You’re supporting the recently “reunited” Mammals. This band is sort of a big deal in this part of the world. Are you fans? What excites you about the show?
Moss: We love the Mammals! It’s always exciting to play shows with your friends! They’re a great band and we’re gonna enjoy every moment of it!
B&L: Okay, off subject (somewhat) for a second – Adam you’ve toured as a piece of our very good friend, Anais Mitchell’s “Hadestown” folk opera. What was the experience like? Did it, in any way, inform or inspire your own music?
Moss: Of course! Both of us did! She’s amazing and a great friend! Always inspiring and helpful! Touring with Anais and crew was one of the great musical experiences of my life.
B&L: Question number 12. If you could have a dozen of anything, what would that dozen of something be?
Moss: A dozen more shows with the Mammals!
The Brother Brothers will kick off the festivities on Saturday, April 22nd at the Word Barn. Headlining the night will be the newly reformed Mammals (featuring Mike and Ruthy)! Reserve your spot and gather further bits of information right here.