Ken’s Music Pick: The Birdhive Boys at Rockwood Music Hall
The Bruce Brothers, Zach and Sam, started their bluegrass ensemble in 2008, in their own hive of sorts — a loft in downtown Manhattan. The two built a repertoire based on the music collection of their parents, who had surrounded them with the sounds of revered bluegrass greats like the Stanley Brothers.
After about a year, momentum took hold and they began to book shows around the city, while adding additional members to the group. Joining the brothers to round out the band were Ellery Marshall on banjo, bassist Max Johnson and guitarist Justin Camerer.
Since then, The Birdhive Boys have been busy playing with likes of Michael Daves, The Holy Ghost Tent Revival, and Grammy award winning duo Dailey and Vincent. Their latest endeavor has been the release of their new EP, “The Corn Lady,” a collection of 4 hillbilly ditties plump with old school moonshine, and a whole lotta get-up n’ go.
The Birdhive Boys play Rockwood Music Hall, Saturday, Aug 4, 11:30pm // FREE
Splitting his time between performing and producing, contributor Ken Beasley primarily plays with his own roots/rock band, Ken Beasley & Co., as well as the power punk outfit, Missy Sport, while also curating the Underground at the Abrons music series on the Lower East Side.