Earl Brothers, The


  • Based in the San Francisco area (although band members are from Virginia, Florida and New York City.)
  • Formed in 2000 by banjo player Robert Earl Davis (from Richmond, Virgina).
  • Other members: John McKelvy (guitar), Larry Hughes (mandolin) and Josh Sidman (bass).
  • They are a full-time touring band and have traveled extensively, including Europe and Australia.
  • Their music has been called “Honky-Tonk Bluegrass,” “Hillbilly Gothic,” “Neo-traditional” and “Outlaw Hillbilly.”
  • 2004, released album titled Whiskey, Women & Death (no label).
  • 2008, founding member John McKelvy departed.
  • 2012, released Outlaw Hillbilly album (no label).