The Brothers Comatose

Written by Great Basin A&E on August 7th, 2015

A hot, high-energy, 5 piece string band from San Francisco

The $15.00 tickets are on sale now at the Martin Hotel, Nature’s Corner, and Global Coffee. You can also buy them online at themartinhotel.com.

Contrary to their name, the band is anything but Comatose. “It’s just one, big, extended Morrison music party,” they say. Ben and Alex Morrison, guitar and banjo, and lead vocalists, front this rocking string band that has become a West coast headliner and national touring act in a mere four years. With bass-master Gio Benedetti and stellar accompanists Phil Brezina on fiddle and Ryan Avellone on mandolin, their high energy, audience engaging shows have caught fire with fans from San Diego to Seattle to Salt Lake to Silk Hope, NC and beyond.

Brother-Comatose-GBAE-250pxDuring early 2014 the band enjoyed incredible success on extended tours with Devil Makes Three, Yonder Mountain String Band and Lake Street Dive, which led to their own headlining and festival touring throughout summer and fall. 2015 finds The Brothers Comatose with numerous club dates, festival appearances including High Sierra, Delfest, BottleRock and Summer Meltdown, and a NEW ALBUM to be released later this year… with much touring to follow.

At the heart of this remarkable ensemble are the songs. With two CDs released and the third on its way, the band draws from a deep knowledge of folk, rock, traditional and other genres. Stand out originals such as The Scout and Pie For Breakfast have become anthemic sing­a­longs at shows. Well chosen covers have ranged from Norman Blake to Keith Richards to Cake. They can also slow down the pace with beautiful original ballads such as Morning Time which was released as a duet with Nicki Bluhm on their current CD, ‘Respect The Van’.