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Christa Fletcher
Date
May 8, 2009
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The Abrams Brothers

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Typically, when you see a band play live you either love ‘em or leave ‘em. When The Abrams Brothers played at the Living Room in New York City, a quaint, yet popular hot spot on the Lower East Side, they had already gathered new fans from their set the previous night. Back for more, fans listened to the pop-bluegrass tunes with pleasant smiles across their faces while tapping their toes. “That’s what we play, living room music,” said John Abrams, 18, with his brother James, 15, and cousin Elijah, 18.

And, he’s right. The Abrams Brothers capture a breath of fresh Ontario air and down home music in every song. “Have you ever been down to blue coral island,” they sing in “Mermaid Town.” Classic story-telling lyrics like these are unique, but somehow familiar, just like their friendly faces.

Watch out Jonas Brothers, this group is not only keeping it in the family, each member is skilled in at least one other instrument. Unlike the acts created by the Disney Channel, these boys grew up playing instruments together in Canada, without so much as internet or a PlayStation. Though they have both now, “We just got high speed internet like a month ago,” they said during their show at the Living Room — music is still their priority.

We think all that free time definitely paid off. Not too many teens can play the guitar, violin, mandolin and still rock a pinstripe suit and surfer boy hair cut.

– Christa Fletcher

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Meet the Band:

John, 18 -- Guitar, Mandolin and Violin
James, 15 -- Violin and Viola
Elijah, 18 -- Upright Bass
Shared Vocals

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The Abrams Brothers Live at the Living Room

New York, NY

Photo by Karen Macmillan

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The Abrams Brothers Live at the Living Room

New York, NY

Photo by Karen Macmillan

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The Abrams Brothers

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The Abrams Brothers

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