Brother and The Hayes — with Greenwood Rye
Americana-Roots / Jam-Grass • $5 Cover At Door
GREENWOOD RYE • JAM-GRASS • 8:00PM
Greenwood Rye is a modern jam-grass band, formed in Nashville as the house band for the award-winning bluegrass supper club, Jane’s Hideaway. Led by Shawn Spencer (Seven Handle Circus) on Guitar and Vocals, the band ‘s main cast features Cat McDonald (Fiddle, Vox), David Freeman (Mandolin, Vox), Taylor Shuck (Banjo) & Andy Brown (Upright Bass).
The group writes fun, modern songs that are rooted in bluegrass, throwing in some jam-band tendencies, and an occasional kick-drum or delay pedal. And they love performing fresh renditions of eclectic covers of all genres, done with the beautiful sounds of acoustic bluegrass instruments.
The band also features regular appearances by some of Nashville’s greatest young bluegrass players including Oliver Craven (Straybirds, Western Centuries), Frank Evans (Slocan Ramblers), Sasha Ostrovsky (Bering Straight, Darius Rucker), Gideon Klein (Rodney Atkins), Josh Rilko (Sierra Ferrell, Lindsey Lou), Tony Aichelle (Travis Tritt, Morgan Wallen), CJ Colendrea (Clay Walker, Alan Jackson), Tristen Norfleet, Larry Cook (Tony Trishka), and others filling out roles on Fiddle, Mandolin, Bass, Dobro, and Banjo.
BROTHER & THE HAYES • AMERICANA-ROOTS • 9:30PM
Americana singer-songwriter duo Brother (David Bingaman) and The Hayes (Jennie Hayes Kurtz) are siblings hailing from Dallas, TX. Growing up, Jennie sang in the choir while David taught himself to play guitar by listening to blues musicians like Stevie Ray Vaughan and Lighntin’ Hopkins. They both became interested in folk music & songwriting in college, where they began collaborating.
Their mutual love for swampy blues, traditional country music, and bluegrass became the perfect foundation for their playful, honest, and authentic story-driven songwriting.
Moving to Nashville after college, they dabbled with careers in the music industry — settling into day jobs while gigging at night. Between Jennie’s jobs with the Country Music Hall of Fame and David’s time at historic Bluebird Café, the siblings’ first few years in Nashville were a crash course in songwriting and the music industry.
Inspired by Nashville’s best, the Hayes siblings couldn’t kick their desire to write and play their own music. In 2017 they both made some career changes, officially formed Brother and The Hayes, and released The Dead End EP. In 2019, they produced and released their first full-length album, Tennessee Nights, and in 2021 released another EP, The Art of Letting Go, produced by Ken Coomer.
The Indy Review said of their latest release, Another Strange Time, that “Over a steady, lightly rocking arrangement, enhanced by a soulful guitar solo and sprinkling keys, Something to Find recalls the Drive-By Truckers at their most thoughtful.”
Brother and The Hayes is now touring all over the country playing premier listening rooms, clubs, honky-tonks, and festivals. You’d be hard pressed to find a band that writes more authentically and has more fun playing together. The siblings’ natural rapport on stage really draws you in & makes you feel like part of the family!