Brother John & The Lonely Roads
Brother John & the Lonely Roads is less a band and more an ongoing musical gamble between frontman Brother John (otherwise known as Caleb John Lawson, your local singer, guitar player, banjo picker, and primary instigator) and whichever musicians he can wrangle into playing with him. He draws his musical influence from classic country; soul, gospel, and Motown; old-time folk music; and the hymnals he grew up singing from.
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Mercy Bell was raised in California and New England, and lived in New York City, and Arkansas before finally settling in Nashville. Her sound is deeply influenced by traditional roots music, folk and country western songs of the 1960s-70s, and songwriters of the 1990s. As an openly queer Filipino-American woman who has lived all over the United States and grapples with the hard truths of life, Bell offers a fresh and dynamic approach to folk music.