Their music has been described as foot stompin, rockin, rustic roots, country, folk and blues. They are The Sumner Brothers. Having burned up nearly every room and concert hall in British Columbia, the brothers have created a legion of fans and a reputation that exceeds their native province. Their original songs have them being lauded as being “in the upper echelon of Vancouver song writers.” Their show mixes brotherly charm, amazing homegrown gospel/roots/alt-country/folk songs, and a delivery that calls to mind a young Elvis and Cash.
“The Sumner Brothers are, in my opinion, the most talented band Vancouver (if not Canada) has seen in a long time. Their sound is so pure, so honest, and so good. Seeing them live is a revelation; listening to their recordings is a profound experience. What they have to offer is more than entertainment-it’s medicine.” “They are my new favorite band.”
The Be Good Tanyas
“Their music is about light, though it is not afraid to explore the dark. Their music is about hope, but it does not ignore despair. It’s a mournful Johnny Cash, a repentant Willie Nelson, a reflective Stompin Tom. It’s the power of boozy sincerity and hopped-up honesty, and that, brothers and sisters, I can get behind.”
This is Rock and Roll.
A Haunting Ballad.
Goin Out West
I Was Young When I Left Home
A Bob Dylan Tune
A Stompin Tom Connors Tune, A Canadian Legend.
Girl In The Window
The Man Can't Hardly Move Anymore
Good Place To Go
When A Mother Calls
A song written by my Father for his dying mother.
The Rock Where Moses Stood
A Carter Family Tune.
8/23/2009 12:07:57 AM
I bought your online album awhile back after Pip & Merry put me onto you. As i've said elsewhere, you are never off my IPOD. Love your music! All the best,
David Isaac Martin
2/19/2009 6:56:12 AM
Very Cool tunes guys....enjoying them very much...
7/4/2008 7:09:25 AM
hi boys put 2 new tracks up old bones & silver &still waters, you inspire us love ta ya pip & merry...
10/23/2007 10:11:46 PM
Guys-- you guys have a great sound. I really appreciate the songwriting and the stripped down folk-blues approach. Keep up the great work!!! Stop by my page some time and check out my tunes. All the best to you, -JP Sharpe
4/25/2007 1:08:11 PM
well thank, you hope we do meet in real world may be on stage, your going to be round a long time . your songs are the real world love to ya merry&pip
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