Abrams Brothers, The


  • From Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
  • John Abrams (born 1990) performs on fiddle, mandolin and guitar.
  • James Abrams (born 1993) performs on fiddle, mandolin and acoustic bass.
  • They are fourth generation musicians. They credit their great-grandparents with passing on their musical talent.
  • 2003, won the Thomas Point Beach (Maine) band competition. The name of the band at that time was “The Abrams Family and Clarendon Station.”
  • Their grandparents and great-grandparents performed in a gospel group called “The Missionaries.”
  • The current band includes a master of the mandolin and guitar, Bob Burtch, and three generations of the Abrams family: grandfather Wayne (singer, songwriter and luthier), father Brian and the boys.
  • 2005, made first appearance on the Grand Ole Opry as guests of Mike Snider.
  • 2005, won “Emerging Artist of the Year” (Canadian Bluegrass Music Awards) and were the youngest Canadian band to ever play the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville.
  • 2006, released Iron Sharpens Iron album.
  • 2006, performed at the European World of Bluegrass in the Netherlands.
  • 2012, released Northern Redemption album.
  • 2014, released Blue on Brown album featuring covers of Bob Dylan and Arlo Guthrie songs.