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Brothers Burn Mountain - Singer/Songwriter/Indie Folk Duo
Saturday 23 March 2013, 08:00pm

altListening to The Brothers Burn Mountain, one senses that their music is spirited out of a “fierce” discipline. Their songs have a deliberate and masterful quality, each distinct, yet part of a whole that is greater than any one song. For Ryan and Jesse Dermody, songwriting is a discipline and music is their life. Their eating, sleeping, waking and walking all conspire to ignite their creative fire.

It is deliberate. Observing them, they seem immersed in their own world of rhythms, melodies, words and rhymes. Speaking, at times, rarely - even awkwardly - they appear as if seeking cues of a subtle, natural, even spiritual kind. It may be this juxtaposition of inward discipline, coupled with a profound openness that leads them to compose songs that embody a paradoxical nature.

The music of The Brothers Burn Mountain is simple, yet complex. It is original and new, yet hauntingly familiar. They create songs that seem to have always been. Removing distractions from their lives, they are keen to remove sounds that are not the song, like a sculptor who carves away the stone that is not part of the vision he is working to reveal. The music of The Brothers Burn Mountain is destined to stand the test of time.

Ryan and Jesse grew up as brothers, but it was around 1997 that they began working on music together. Over the years, backpacking for months at a time in Europe - France, in particular - they have written songs marked by sunrises over the Mediterranean Sea and fields and hills and smells of nature. Spending time in nature feeds their music “inspired”, as Jesse once said, “by the imperfect waverings of nature.”

In 2007, The Brothers Burn Mountain released The Blood of a Thousand Clouds, followed in 2008 by Wild Cat Road. These first two CD’s have given us a glimpse into their unusual songwriting talent and are developing a group of fans who are very interested in “what comes next?”.

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