The Brother Brothers Enlist Sarah Jarosz For Stirring Rendition Of 'Colorado': Exclusive
The Brother Brothers' "Colorado" has been around since last year's release of the sibling duo's debut album Some People I Know. But twins Adam and David Moss jumped at the chance to make a new video for the song, premiering exclusively below, with good pal Sarah Jarosz during the spring in Nashville.
"She was the first big gig we had when we started the band," Adam Moss tells Billboard. "She was at our first show and then took us on tour shortly after that, and it turned into a really good friendship."
Jarosz sang "Colorado" with the duo during their spring show in Nashville, which led to the video shoot at the home of Dominick Leslie and Phoebe Hunt shortly thereafter.
"We just asked [Jarosz],'How would you feel about making a music video for the song here in Nashville?' and she said, 'Yeah.' It was as easy as that," Adam Moss recalls.
"Colorado" itself has some interesting roots for David Moss. He wrote the gentle, winsome elegy while in a touring company for Anais Mitchell's Hadestown, before it became a Tony Award-winning Broadway sensation. "I had a real nice hang with some friends while we were out there on the road, just a really sweet time," he says. "I kind of spun it into a little bit of a fictional direction, a story. I knew I wouldn't be able to stay there for long, which is basically what the song is about -- no matter how bad you want something, sometimes you have to go and leave it behind."
Nevertheless, Moss remains proud of his part in the Hadestown saga.
"It's one of the most prideful things I ever felt, watching the Tonys and seeing our friends and knowing firsthand how hard they worked," David Moss says. "Even when you know how hard they worked, there's just the sheer amount of perseverance and the good and the probably terrible we don't get to see that got them there. I'm sure there were plenty of really hard moments, but I was so happy to see it do so well."
The Brother Brothers are currently touring Europe before returning home for a North American tour starting July 19 in Columbia, Maryland, with additional fall dates recently announced. David Moss says he and his brother are "feverishly writing" songs for their second album, some of which may get an airing during the upcoming live dates.
"We're definitely ready to play some new songs," he says. Adam Moss adds, "We'll probably work up a bunch of new songs and get them rehearsed and make them feel like ours before we go into the studio," although he also predicts that, "We probably won’t' be playing them until a month or two before we go into the studio. We'll see. There's some new stuff there, though."
The Brother Brothers' Tour Dates
July 9 | Copenhagen, Denmark at Jazz Fest
July 11 | Hamburg, Germany at Sound Yard
July 12 | Oberhausen, Germany at Static Roots Festival
July 19 | Columbia, MD at The Soundry
July 20 | Pomeroy, OH at Fur Peace Ranch
July 21 | Reedsville, WV at Modern Homestead
July 23 | Williamstown, MA at Clark Art Institute
July 25-26 | Hiram, ME at Ossipee Valley Music Festival
July 27 | Portsmouth, NH at 3S Artspace
July 28 | Norwood, NY at Norwood Village Series
July 31 | Boston, MA at The Burren
August 01 | Ridgefield, CT at CHIRP
August 03 | Manchester, VT at Billsville
August 5-6 | Nantucket, MA at The Gaslight
August 9-11 | Edmonton, AB at Edmonton Folk Festival
August 16-18 | Bear Creek, AB at Bear Creek Folk Festival
September 2-8 | Sisters, OR at Sisters Residency
September 10 | Seattle, WA at Tractor Tavern
September 11 | Spokane, WA at The Bartlett
September 12 | Portland, OR at Mississippi Studios
September 13 | Medford, OR at Fry Family Farm
September 14 | Winters, CA at The Palms Playhouse
September 15 | San Francisco, CA at Bottom Of The Hill
September 17 | Los Angeles, CA at Moroccan Lounge
September 25 | Newport, KY at The Southgate House Revival
September 26 | Columbus, OH at Ace of Cups
September 27 | Delphi, IN at Delphi Opera House
September 28 | Winona, MN at Boats and Bluegrass
September 29 | Aurora, IL at The Venue
October 3-4 | Greer, SC at Fall Albino Skunk Music Festival
October 05 | Milton, GA at Matildas Music Under The Pines
October 06 | Decatur, GA at Eddie's Attic
October 12 | Eden, TX at Green Apple Art Center
October 15 | Santa Fe, NM at Paradiso
October 16 | Albuquerque, NM at The Cooperage
October 17 | Los Alamos, NM at Fuller Lodge Art Center
October 18 | Boulder, CO at Chautauqua Community House
October 19 | Denver, CO at Tuft Theatre