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review: The Abrams Brothers "Carrying On"

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  • joe ross
    Hi, here s a review of a new album from The Abrams Brothers. Hope you find this info helpful. Joe THE ABRAMS BROTHERS – Carrying On MasterShield Records 6683
    Message 1 of 1 , May 1 6:54 PM
      Hi, here's a review of a new album from The Abrams Brothers. Hope you find
      this info helpful.
      Joe

      THE ABRAMS BROTHERS � Carrying On
      MasterShield Records
      6683 Vista Heights Road, Bridgewater, VA. 22812
      1-877-688-7299
      EMAIL vrodes [at] shentel.net OR tabrams [at] sprint.ca
      www.mastershieldrecords.com OR www.theabramsbrothers.com
      Playing Time � 34:54

      John and James Abrams were born in 1990 and 1993, respectively. They both
      sing, and they both play mandolin and fiddle too. Hailing from Ontario,
      Canada, The Abrams Brothers have produced a pleasant debut CD with the
      energy and spirit of a cohesive family band. It�s a nice way to showcase and
      introduce us to their playful sound. Their album of standard bluegrass and
      gospel fare is entitled �Carrying On� for four reasons. Firstly, the Abrams
      were inspired by the perseverance of the townsfolk of Petersburg, Tn. during
      tough economic times. Secondly, they were heavily influenced by Jim and
      Jesse McReynolds, purchased a touring bus from Jesse in 2003, and hope to
      carry on their tradition. Thirdly, the brothers� family can trace their
      music ministry and interest back several generations, and they intend to
      continue that family tradition. Lastly, these two brothers are best friends
      who �carry on� as they share in fun, frolic and faith.

      The boys are accompanied by their father Brian Abrams (rhythm guitar),
      grandfather Wayne Abrams (bass), Bob Burtch (mandolin, guitar), and guest
      Will Parsons (banjo). A lawyer by trade, Brian and Wayne also perform as
      part of �The Abrams Family and Clarendon Station.� Brian sings lead on most
      of the songs, but John is featured on �Gospel Plough� and �Old Home Place.�
      Wayne sings lead on �I�m on my Way Back to the Old Home.� The twin fiddles
      featured on �I Heard My Mother Call My Name in Prayer,� �Drifting Too Far,�
      and �Scotland� indicate that the boys are getting excellent instruction to
      develop the licks and techniques of bluegrass. Both boys have studied fiddle
      under Shawn Kellett, a respected Canadian musician. I expect them to
      progress and advance quickly with their musical progress and growth.

      The Abrams have all the main ingredients of solid bluegrass music, and they
      love what they do. I also sense that they would be very entertaining in a
      live performance. Given some additional time, maturity and experience, they
      will certainly rise to great musical heights in the bluegrass community.
      Stay tuned�you�ll be hearing much more about The Abrams. (Joe Ross)
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