The Abrams Brothers

Episode # 36 – Part 1

Episode # 37 – Part 2

The Abrams Brothers

These are part one and two of our six part series featuring music from the 2015 Kluane Mountain Bluegrass Festival in Haines Junction, Yukon.

Since 2003, this very popular festival has presented amazing music from the finest artists in bluegrass such as Blue Highway, Balsam Range and Steep Canyon Rangers – and for the first time, this year JAM Live! recorded some of the fantastic performances for this radio show. We also recorded interviews with the musicians which you can hear in full on this website.

These two episodes feature The Abrams Brothers from Kingston, Ontario.

John and James, The Abrams Brothers, are the fourth generation of professional musicians in their family. Barely into their twenties, they have been touring for over a decade. The brothers come from a strong tradition of Bluegrass and Americana music, and have since created a signature sound that brings Country, Rock and Pop all together in one place.

By the time they were 12 and 15, The Abrams Brothers had already performed at Nashville’s iconic Grand Ole Opry. They have since gone on to international success, performing for devoted audiences in Canada, the United States, the UK, Europe and Israel, sharing the stage with artists such as Feist, The Dixie Chicks, Brad Paisley, Alan Jackson and Tom Cochrane. The Abrams Brothers are currently working on their fifth studio album with Juno award winning and Grammy nominated producer Gavin Brown, who has produced records for Lady Gaga, the Barenaked Ladies and the Tragically Hip.

John (on guitar and vocals) and James (on fiddle, banjo and vocals) are  joined on stage by Cam Giroux (on drums and harmony vocals) and Jason Mercer on upright bass.

This performance was recorded on June 12th and 13th, 2015, at the St. Elias Convention Centre, Haines Junction, Yukon.

Episode # 36 includes parts of an interview Whitehorse producer Steve Gedrose held with John and James after their first show.

You can listen to the full interview with The Abrams Brothers here.

We would like to thank the Yukon Bluegrass Music Society for all their support.

Also a big thank you to Steve Gedrose who prepared and conducted the interview.