Brothersville 

The Flowers brothers, Doug and Dwayne, live in the small town of Hephzibah, Georgia, not far from Augusta. The town’s original name was Brothersville, hence the name of this new project from Doug and his band. Band members include Doug Flowers (mandolin, vocals), Dwayne Flowers (bass, vocals), Edward Dalton (guitar, vocals), Aaron Lamb (banjo, vocals), and Joshua Lamb (guitar). Guests are Aaron McCune (vocals), and Mike Rogers (vocals).      The band covers a number of fairly familiar tunes such as “Teardrops In My Eyes,” “White Freightliner Blues,” “Listening To The Rain,” and a nice cover of Dickie Betts’ “Ramblin’ Man.” There is an interesting story song of how “Good Saddles Ain’t Cheap,” and the Lamb brothers offer the instrumental “Brothersville Breakdown.”  There are also two Gospel selections, “Preachin’, Prayin’, Singin’” and “How Great Thou Art” which feature the cracking bass harmony vocal of Aaron McCune on both and includes Mike Rogers’ tenor harmony vocal on “How Great Thou Art.”       This a solid bluegrass project with Doug Flowers in the lead backed with nice harmony from the others, augmented by some great instrumentation. 

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