The Good Brothers http://www.thegoodbrothers.com
members of The Sadies http://www.thesadies.net/band.htm
The Good Brothers have gained a worldwide audience over the course of their accomplished career. Twins Bruce and Brian, along with kid brother Larry, knew they were destined for something bigger than their suburban Toronto roots. Formed in the early 1970s from Kinfolk and then a stint with James Ackroyd, the Good Brothers’ first gig was at legendary Toronto club The Riverboat, on May 14, 1974. They played simple music, straight from the heart that encompassed country, bluegrass, folk, and the occasional taste from the rock and roll songbook. Fiddle tunes flowed as did cover songs, highlighted by Larry’s banjo breaks, Bruce’s autoharp, their unique sibling harmonies, and enough on-stage energy to burn down the cornfield. They also played that summer at the 3rd Northern Lights Folk Festival. Forty years later, with platinum records, eight straight Junos for Country Artist of the Year and acclaimed tours on every continent, The Goods finally recorded an album this year with their entire family.
Although they have often been accompanied by The Sadies’ Dallas and Travis Good, 2013 marks the first record of all The Sadies and The Good Brothers performing together. This will no doubt be a dynamite show, returning the Sadies to the Festival for the 3rd time and the Goods first appearance in Sudbury since 2003.