Dual Releases From Wolfpen Branch and The Bibelhauser Brothers.
One would not be surprised to witness the tight-knit music community of Louisville, Kentucky. This weekend sees the dual release celebration for the two celebrated acts, Wolfpen Branch and the Bibelhauser Brothers. High-powered instrumentals and vocals cover every inch of these two skillfully recorded and produced projects.
First, the long-awaited, completed collection is available from Wolfpen Branch, Kentucky’s esteemed supergroup. “Long Hill To Climb” has produced multiple singles garnering much praise and radio play, including Burning The Midnight Oil, Nary, and Alone and Insincere, the current single, all three having been written by band members.
Wolfpen Branch has definitely established itself as a triple threat, since bursting onto the scene in 2020. Their vocal, instrumental, and songwriting skills most certainly place them at the top of their game.
The band is also announcing a new single with the album release, the first as well as the title track, Long Hill To Climb. This time the tune was written by the band’s own Aaron Bibelhauser. Lead vocals from Bibelhauser on this tune are backed by his steady driving banjo, a lively mandolin from Chris Shouse, the ever-present rhythm from Arthur Hancock’s guitar, a melodic fiddle from Jeff Guernsey and the engine behind it all, the solid bass beat from Roddy Puckett.
Recognized as a band to watch in 2021 by the Lexington Herald-Leader, the group has created new recordings and presents a fresh unified voice to the industry. Wolfpen Branch combines some of Kentucky’s most powerful young singers, musicians, and award-winning songwriters, with a raucous approach that delivers innovative arrangements that aren’t afraid to push the boundaries of today’s Americana and bluegrass music.
Fans can download the new Wolfpen Branch release here.
I truly believe Wolfpen Branch is producing the best version of real, authentic, modern-era bluegrass. I hope they will continue producing my favorite kind of Kentucky music for many years to come – Cole Chaney.
Part two of our Dual Release is every bit about the number “2” and being dual, or at least a Duo. Family harmony rings loud and clear with two of Kentucky’s most talented twin sons, Adam and Aaron Bibelhauser. The twins collaborated with a highly skilled band of pickers to record “Close Harmony,” a nostalgia-brewing brother’s duet album that we don’t get the pleasure of listening to much these days. Collecting songs from some of their personal favorite “brothers” such as the Delmore Brothers, the Louvin Brothers, the Stanley Brothers, and more, they have built an incredibly strong assemblage of traditional bluegrass music.
The new single being released to coincide with the album release is the first track on the record, Do You Wonder, written by the great Roy Acuff and truly embraces the harmony and musical skill that can co-exist in a studio between these two super-talented twins. In addition to the twin brothers, this record includes guest appearances from Michael Cleveland, Steve Cooley, Jeff Guernsey, and Jesse Hall.
People often wonder about the similarities and differences that exist between a pair of identical twins. As far as music is concerned for Adam and Aaron Bibelhauser, these two apples clearly fell from the same branch of the same tree and landed side by side. Adam and Aaron have spent decades making music together in Kentucky where they are from, dipping their toes into many different genres. The brothers have garnered legions of fans throughout the years with their band “Relic” and with other individual musical efforts as well.
In the early years of singing with my brother, I believe we conjured a force from within that truly guided our journey to adulthood. Like the confluence of two streams our voices united, keeping us connected to one another beyond the bounds of our youth. It is my hope that we have created something here that lives up to the authenticity of early brother duets from days gone by while solidifying the unique bond between us for the years that lie ahead – Adam Bibelhauser.
In celebration of this dual release, Wolfpen Branch and the Bibelhauser Brothers are performing a two-night show at The Whirling Tiger in Louisville, KY for very excited fans. More information can be found on social media on either the band pages or the venue page.
Both of the new full-length projects are available for download by radio programmers at AirPlay Direct, here for Wolfpen Branch or here for the Bibelhauser Brothers. And all of this first-class music can be downloaded or streamed worldwide from popular online distributors,
Fans can download the Bibelhauser Brothers release here.