Brother and the Hayes
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Brother and The Hayes is a Tennessee based, Texas born, Americana-roots band led by siblings Jennie Hayes Kurtz and David Bingaman. They combine thoughtful lyrics with infectious grooves, pulling from an assortment of blues, bluegrass, and country & western influences including J.J. Cale, Willie Nelson, Bonnie Raitt, and Doc Watson.
Growing up in Texas, Jennie Hayes sang in the choir while David taught himself to play guitar by listening to blues musicians like Stevie Ray Vaughan and Lightin’ Hopkins. They both became interested in folk music and songwriting in college and began to collaborate. The siblings found that their love for the blues, country music, and bluegrass was the perfect vehicle for their playful, honest, and story-driven songwriting.
In 2017 Brother and The Hayes released their first recording project, ‘The Dead End EP’. They produced and released their first full length album ‘Tennessee Nights’ in 2019 and in 2021 released ‘The Art of Letting Go’, an EP produced by Ken Coomer.
Brother and The Hayes’s latest project ‘Another Strange Time’ was recorded in Nashville, TN at Aviles Sound. David and Jennie Hayes produced the record along with Diana Walsh who also mixed the project.
“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.” – THE INDY REVIEW