The Half Brothers are a Seattle bluegrass trio formed in 2005 by
mandolinist John Ackermann, guitarist Rick Miller, and Banjo Player
David Nixon. They write songs about food, traveling and death, and they sing in close mountain-style three-part harmony, lending a traditional American backdrop to some decidedly non-traditional lyrics and arrangements.
Every intricate arrangement and lush vocal harmony is infused with the
humor and songcraft that is their trademark. Proving that reverence for a
musical form need not preclude taking it into new territory, The Half Brothers
have been turning bluegrass on its head on Seattle stages since 2005.