The Brothers Comatose formed in the Morrison Living Room, birthed
from the sonic gumbo of the famous Morrison Music Parties. The band
consists of Ben and Alex Morrison Ė hairy brothers, both singing, with
Ben on Guitar, and Alex on banjo; Gio Benedetti on bass and vocals,
Ryan Avellone on Mandolin, and Philip Brezina on fiddle.
In just two years the mighty quintet has made their way from the
street corners and dive bars of their native San Francisco, to
performances at such legendary places as the Strawberry Music
Festival, the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival, the High Sierra Festival,
toured the United States to the Eastern banks of the Mississippi and
shared stages with The Devil Makes Three, Justin Townes Earl,
Trampled by Turtles, Greensky Bluegrass, John Doe and the Sadies, Or,
The Whale, and others.
The new album is due out in spring 2012, and should be released just
in time to launch the scruffy fellows on another tour in their 1988, red,
Chevy G20 van, crisscrossing the country, spreading the love of dance,
drink and song hither and thither, to and fro.
Their shows exude a foot-stomping, shout-along, drink-along ease that
was once a staple in every music-playing, front-stoop-possessing
home in the land. Their shows canít help but remind folk that music is
collective, is for dancing, is for sharing, and for whatever else you
might do with friends and family in your own living room."