Brothers Burn Mountain at Rapids Brewing Co
Based out of the backwoods just north of Duluth, MN, The Brothers Burn Mountain are a soulful, energetic, eclectic duo of real-life brothers, Ryan and Jesse Dermody. They’ve been playing music together everyday as a duo for 20 years. They’ve released 9 full-length albums of original music, and have toured across the country over the years, though especially in the Midwest, having played more than 1,800 live shows. Their sound is a roiling melting pot of so many musical influences, that it’s hard to describe, except as energetic and eclectic; with afro-cuban rhythms, Zappa-esque spontanaeity, grittiness, bluesyness, tenderness, and a singer-songwriter, folky flair.
This spring, they’re releasing a new album called The Dark Exchange, co-produced and collaborated on with Alan Sparhawk of Low, with guest musicians Rich Mattson, Germaine Gemberling, Brooke Anderson and Jeff Gilbertson. The album was recorded at their own off-the-grid studio. Built from all recycled materials, Diarmada Studios is nestled in the deep woods only 40 miles north of Duluth.