Fly Tunes Friday: Elliott Brood

By |2018-11-02T13:12:37+00:00November 2nd, 2018|Fly Fishing, Fly Tunes, News & Notes|2 Comments

A slick brand of fuzzed-up, folksy roots music.

If there is one thing that Spotify is known for, it’s their ability to put you in touch with good recommendations based on your listening preferences. The service recently recommended Elliott Brood to me, and I’m sure as hell glad they did. These guys have been in heavy rotation for a couple of weeks now and I’m totally digging the vibe.

Elliott BROOD is a three-piece, folk-rock/alt-country band based in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Their brand of fuzzed-up roots music makes for a captivating and frenetic live performance. That energy has always translates to the band’s five acclaimed records. Their style has been called everything from ‘blackgrass’ to ‘death country,’ but those descriptions don’t capture the transcendent heights of their unique approach to roots music.

With a catalog of music that spans back to 2004, and their latest release entitled Ghost Gardens, Elliott Brood produces a unique sound fitting for a late night fly tying session, or a road trip to your local waters. The intertwining of blues, bluegrass and country is evident in their sound, and it’s just catchy enough to keep you listening.

While some of the tracks are repetitive, it’s a style that isn’t easily dismissed. The combination of good rhythm, vocals and storytelling is a mix that I think works well. And while the sound may seem similar to many others bands out there, don’t let that stop you from enjoying their catalog of music. It’s a solid catalog that’s worthy of rotation.

I’d encourage you to give these guys a listen. I’ve been enjoying them and I think you might as well. These guys will be here in Greenville, SC on November 24th, so I’m certainly planning on checking them out live.

Check out their website for more info and some upcoming tour dates. You can also check them out on Spotify to start streaming some goodness right now.

About the Author:

I'm a husband, father and fly fishing geek living in Greenville, SC. I dig small streams, good tacos and cheap beer while spending every minute I can exploring freedom in wild places.

2 Comments

  1. Michael Agneta November 2, 2018 at 9:23 pm - Reply

    Do I spy a banjo? If so, count me in!

    • Flyfisherous November 3, 2018 at 6:46 am - Reply

      You do, sir. Give these guys a listen and let me know what you think. I’ve been really digging them.

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