The Barry Brothers Band (or is it just Barry…I’m not sure) play an excellent mix of folk, rock ‘n’ roll, and Americana with plenty of heart and precision. The band’s debut EP, Yawin’ in the Dawinin’, is an entertaining mix of the aforementioned genres with a hint of They Might Be Giants thrown in for good measure.
The EP opens with the title track, a traditional folk number. “For Your Own Good” is an upbeat number that really reminds me of They Might Be Giants but that may be because of the vocals. Either way this is an excellent track. “Carnival(e)” slows things down a bit, while “Three Years in Carolina” (another favorite of mine) is an infectious folksy rock ballady number. “Drink One More” adds an almost psychedelic harmony to its chorus. “Love Something Too Much” and “Great Unknown” close out the EP with more lounging-ly laid back grooves.
The Barry Brothers Band are extremely talented musicians and singers and Yawin’ in the Dawinin’ is a tremendous first release. Great for fans of Wilco, Son Volt, Uncle Tupelo, and The Jayhawks.