About the Half Brothers

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 non-traditional lyrics and arrangements.


Every intricate arrangement and lush vocal harmony is infused with the humor and songcraft that is their trademark. The Half Brothers have been turning bluegrass on its head on Seattle stages since 2005.