The Brothers Comatose
The Brothers Comatose formed in the Morrison Living Room, birthed from the sonic gumbo of the famous Morrison Music Parties. The band consists of Ben and Alex Morrison – hairy brothers, both singing, with Ben on Guitar, and Alex on banjo, Gio Benedetti on Bass / Vocals, Ryan Avellone on Mandolin and Philip Brezina on fiddle.
Their shows exude a foot-stomping, shout-along, drink-along ease that was once a staple in every music playing, front-stoop-possessing home in the land. Their shows can’t help but remind folk that music is collective, is for dancing, is for sharing, and for whatever else you might do with friends and family in your own living room.
In 3 years the mighty quintet has made their way from the street corners and dive bars of their native San Francisco, to performances at such legendary places as the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival, High Sierra Music Festival, Strawberry Music Festival, toured the U.S to the Eastern banks of the Mississippi, and shared stages with such acts as the Carolina Chocolate Drops, The Devil Makes Three, Justin Townes Earl, Trampled by Turtles, Greensky Bluegrass, John Doe and the Sadies and others.
The end of 2011 found the band heading back to the studio to record their second full-length album. The new album is due out in spring 2012, and should be released just in time to launch the scruffy fellows on another tour in their 1988, red, Chevy G20 van, crisscrossing the country, spreading the love of dance, drink and song hither and tither, to and fro.