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The WDVX Blue Plate Special – 7/27 – My Brothers Keepers / Ruen Brothers
July 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Ruen Brothers return with a moody ode to Western classics, their third full-length album titled Ten Paces. The duo have created neo-noir gold on the ten song collection – their first for Yep Roc Records – which follows their 2018 Rick Rubin-produced debut All My Shades of Blue and 2021’s ULTRAMODERN.
Brothers Rupert and Henry Stansall grew up in the industrial steel town of Scunthorpe in Northeast England, and were raised saddling up, strumming guitars and spending hours in the fields, bars and barns in the middle of nowhere. On their new tour-de-force project, the brothers have embraced their love for the American Westerns that they grew up watching with their mother, and have put a modern spin on the classic genre. “We want to transport listeners into the immersive world of Ten Paces, delivering something cinematic and personal,” says Rupert who notes albums like Marty Robbins’ Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs as an influence.
Ten Paces was produced by Rupert, seeing him deftly preserving the quality and authenticity of early recording gear and techniques while achieving a unique sound. Throughout Ten Paces, Henry’s dynamic four-octave range is on display with him jumping between octaves in songs where emotions are highest, reflecting his love for Roy Orbison; and using his lower octave range to create a grounded and conversational feel, true to the laconic and hard boiled characters of the West, reflecting his years of covering Johnny Cash songs in British pubs.
My Brother’s Keeper is a progressive bluegrass band from Cincinnati OH that draws inspiration from rock, gospel, bluegrass and everything in between.
My Brother’s Keeper consists of brothers Benjamin, Titus, and Joshua Luckhaupt on guitar, mandolin, and fiddle respectively. Wyatt “Sawmill” Murray completes this ensemble on the upright bass. MBK features four part family harmonies, soulful lead vocals, thoughtful original music, and an energetic live show that appeals to fans of any genre. Unique and exciting, My Brother’s Keeper has brought their fresh blend of original acoustic music to fans all over the United States.