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The full-time lineup of The Brothers Four, as solid as ever, now includes; Mike McCoy, a veteran folk performer and singer/songwriter. Mike, a native of Washington State has performed with The Brothers Four on special recording projects and occasional stage presentations since the late 1960's; Washington native, Karl Olsen, folk performer, choral director, writer and arranger, is the latest addition to the group, blending his sparkling vocal and guitar skills smoothly into the sound of The Brothers Four; and, Washington State's Mark Pearson, guitarist, banjo player extraordinaire and singer/songwriter who has been such a strong and consistent part of the Group's signature sound since he originally joined in the late 1960's; along with Founding Member, Seattle native, Bob Flick, bass player, group leader and singer/songwriter.

Currently you can catch The Brothers Four on the road and on television across America performing as part of the "This Land is Your Land" live all-star folk concert tour, inspired by the recent PBS TV Folk Music Special. Fans can also check out tour schedules, additional "Moments To Remember" PBS TV Music Specials, photos and much more information on this website. Also, now in pre-production, please watch for their newest Public Television Folk Song Special, "I HEAR AMERICA SINGING", featuring The Brothers Four with special guest stars, Roc McKuen, Mason Williams, Tom Chapin, Josh White, Jr. and the 100-voice Sno-King chorale, performing America's Greatest Folk Hits ... Coming to a Public TV station and live on stage near you soon!

What the Folks are Saying...

Try To Remember A More Perfect Concert Than The Brothers Four
Winter Folk Festival Review - By Burney Garelick (Suislaw News)

You know what they say about saving the best for last. Well, in the case of the fifth annual Winter Folk Festival Jan. 20-21 at the Florence Events Center, it's true, and that's going some, because all the performers were very, very good, and each performance was a hard act to follow.

But The Brothers Four, the final concert Sunday afternoon, was a cut above. The audience felt it immediately; with the first song, concertgoers were luxuriating in melted butter, while a warmth greater than music emanated from the stage.

Fraternity brothers at the University of Washington in Seattle, The Brothers Four began singing together in 1956 and by the 1960s they had become America's Musical Ambassadors to the World. The band still is, with two of its original members; Bob Flick, leader, upright bass player, producer, and arranger, and Mark Pearson, who plays six- and 12-string guitars and banjo. Veteran folk performers Mike McCoy and Karl Olsen complete the quartet.

What set this group apart were its consistently smooth, warm, lush harmonies. The quartet was there to sing the entire book of American Folk Song, including its own hit songs; Yellow Bird, Try To Remember, Green Leaves of Summer, and Greenfields, as well as If I Had A Hammer, Where Have All The Flowers Gone, This Land Is Your Land, Will The Circle Be Unbroken, Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Marianne, and a most incredible Impossible Dream, for which the audience rose with a standing ovation.

Bob said The Brothers Four will be happy to return. You can bet festival organizer Hal Weiner, grinning from ear to ear all weekend, made note of that! All in all, this was the finest of Florence's Winter Folk Festivals. The sold-out crowd was happy, the musicians were happy, and Hal was still grinning when The Brothers Four sat in the lobby signing CDs for a line of folks that stretched from end to end. If there were one criticism, it would be that there were not enough chairs on the flat floor to accommodate the crowd. No doubt this will be rectified next year.


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