October 15, 2020, 12:00:00 PM
I’m not sure where Brother Hawk fits in the scheme of things around here. Their music contains no detached hipster irony to beguile you, no neo-hippie psychedelia to confound you, no sludgy swamp riffs to bang your head to. They plays big, bluesy, soulful rock that feels classic (in the Allman Brothers/Lynyrd Skynyrd-ian sense of the word) while still leaving plenty of room for some modern alt-rock grooves (think My Morning Jacket or Band of Horses) that help set the band on contemporary ground. Through a combination of hard work and old-fashioned showmanship, the group has established themselves around the Southeast, up the East Coast and in Europe and have been able to strike a unifying chord with a diverse group of music listeners.