Brother and The Hayes
Roots • Americana
Sibling duo David Bingaman (Brother) and Jennie Hayes Kurtz (The Hayes).
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!