The Belfry in partnership with 4 Peaks Music Festival is proud to bring back Brothers Comatose Thursday April 9 at 8pm. Opening act will be Marty O’Reilly and The Old Soul Orchestra. It’s sure to be a lively night of dancing.
Literal brothers, Alex (banjo and vocals) and Ben Morrison (guitar and vocals) of The Brothers Comatose grew up in a house that was known for its music parties. “The Morrison house was a gathering place for local musicians – everyone would bring an instrument, call out tunes, call out changes, and just play for hours,” says Brothers Comatose bassist and Morrison music party goer, Gio Benedetti. “I learned more in that living room than in any class I ever took.”
The brothers took this generous, inclusive and rowdy attitude and brought it to stages all over San Francisco. With the addition of members Philip Brezina (fiddle) and Ryan Avellone (mandolin) the string quintet brings their original string music and the feel of an intimate music party to audiences all across the United States.
Marty O’Reilly & The Old Soul Orchestra
This three-man orchestra seamlessly weaves trance based blues music, harkening back to John Lee Hooker and Howlin’ Wolf, with a drunken minor swing comparable to some of Tom Waits’ darker works. Hailing from Santa Cruz, California, Marty O’Reilly and the Old Soul Orchestra deliver an enthralling and passionate performance, which often leaves them out of breath and the stage littered with broken strings and bow hairs.
Doors open at 7 pm. Tickets on sale at www.bendticket.com