MP3 Dix Bruce & Jim Nunally - Brothers At Heart
Jim & Dix''s newest collection Brothers at Heart includes fifteen of their favorite songs and tunes, most of them traditional and in the "brother duet" style. Anyone who loves simple and straight-forward singing and picking will surely want to get a copy
15 MP3 Songs
FOLK: Traditional Folk, COUNTRY: Bluegrass
Jim & Dix''s newest collection Brothers at Heart includes fifteen of their favorite songs and tunes, most of them traditional and in the "brother duet" style. Anyone who loves simple and straight-forward singing and picking will surely want to get a copy of this CD.
The brother duet sound is like no other: basic acoustic guitar and/or mandolin accompaniment plus two voices. Simple, from the heart, without much extra decoration, but it gets you right to the roots of the music and to the message of the song. Jim & Dix have listened to and learned from the great country brother duet acts from the 1920s to the present (the Monroe Brothers, Jim and Jesse, the Louvin Brothers, the Dixon Brothers, the Lilly Brothers, the Everly Brothers, the Wilburn Brothers, the Osborne Brothers, the Stanley Brothers, the Delmore Brothers, the White Brothers, and so many more). Though Jim & Dix aren''t brothers by blood, they are brothers at heart when it comes to the music.
Dix and Jim are award-winning acoustic guitarists. Their concerts showcase beautiful vocal harmonies ("They sound like the Everly Brothers...with a lot more nitty gritty..." says Flatpicking Guitar Magazine) and exciting guitar playing ("...West Coast virtuosos...," Acoustic Musician Magazine) delivered with good humor and dazzling digital dexterity.
Both Jim and Dix come from musical families where they learned guitar: Jim from his father, Dix from his grandfather and brother. Their music is a mixture of original and traditional Americana, contemporary and historic songs, with folk and country flavors, drawn from their CD releases: From Fathers to Sons, songs learned from their early musical heroes; The Way Things Are, compositions from Nunally, Bruce, and others on life, love and heartache; In My Beautiful Dream, new songs in a traditional vein written by Jim and Dix; and Brothers at Heart, their latest CD, a tribute to the legendary country brother duets of the past and present.
The duo''s performances are a trademark mixture of wit, emotion, energy, sincerity, and, of course, lots of hot guitar playing. Their enthusiasm is infectious and promotes a wonderful time for all. Jim and Dix''s music is featured on the soundtrack to the best-selling computer game, The Sims.
Combine elements of traditional and contemporary folk, country, bluegrass, and original music, virtuoso guitar playing, and lots of down home good humor and you''ll get Bruce and Nunally. Great solo and duet singing, and songwriting, amazing guitar playing, great fun!