Heartwood Presents: The Peyton Brothers
Wednesday February 13 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm$20 – $25
With Special Guests The Harris Brothers!
The Peyton Brothers have been performing their unique style of bluegrass and folk music for over four decades. The four brothers, John, Dan, Michael and Lee, began playing as a hobby in 1972 and within a year of picking up instruments for the first time were making public appearances in and around their hometown of Jacksonville, Florida. In 1976 the group began performing on a full-time basis and quickly found themselves touring throughout the Southeast playing clubs, colleges, music festivals, theme parks, corporate and concert dates.
They have appeared in concert with The Dillards, John Hartford, Doc & Merle Watson, Gamble Rogers, Ralph Stanley, Mike Cross, Mike Reid and many other well–known folk, bluegrass and country performers. In 1978 the band hosted its own TV show, The Peyton Brothers – Up Close and Musical, which aired on NBC’s Jacksonville, Florida affiliate, WTLV. They also appeared for five consecutive summers at ABC’s Silver Springs Park in Ocala, Florida.
The Peyton Brothers continue to perfect their musical style which features vocal harmonies only a family act can deliver. Their performances remain as fresh and enjoyable as ever drawing their audiences into an entertainment experience that eclipses the typical listening event.
THE HARRIS BROTHERS
Reggie and Ryan Harris are a real brother duo born and raised in Western North Carolina where they were exposed to a wide variety of music from an early age. The Harris Brothers started playing string instruments and singing as small children and are part of a musical family that still gets together to play. They have been playing professionally as a duo for more than twenty years, showcasing their unique style to audiences from all walks of life.
The intuitive nature of their interaction, in both theirplaying and singing, can only be achieved via the relationship between brothers. Reggie sings and plays guitar, banjo, and a kick-drum suitcase for percussion; Ryan sings and plays the bass.
The Harris Brothers are music lovers! Their infinite live repertoire consists of any number of genres including traditional roots music, rock & roll, jazz, blues, Appalachian mountain music, vintage country and bluegrass. A typical live show effortlessly shifts from original tunes to their own arrangements of songs from all sides of the Americana musical spectrum.