The Abrams Brothers are young and talented, and they will get you on your feet with Northern Redemption, their first album of original material. Their bluegrass gospel sound is a blend of thoughtful lyrics, rich vocals, and strong instrumentation, placing them in the folk country tradition. In addition to their own tracks, the album is enriched with a technically astute and cross-genre version of Coldplay’s "Viva La Vida."
Working out of their hometown, Kingston, Ontario, the group consists of brothers John and James and their cousin Elijah. The Abrams Brothers have performed together since they were children; they were the youngest Canadians to perform at the Grand Ole Opry in 2005. James, the youngest of the trio, was only 12 years old at the time.
The band comes from a long line of family musicians. “Music found its way into our world in two settings: in church and the family living room.” Coming out of that ceilidh tradition, this album will make you want to gather your family and friends around for a toe-tapping jam session of your own. (United for Opportunity)
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Jenny deGroot is a freelance media review and news writer for The Banner. She lives on Swallowfield Farm near Fort Langley B.C. with her husband, Dennis. Before retirement she worked as a teacher librarian and assistant principal.