Lost Brothers find Benson help­ful

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Ir­ish acous­tic duo The Lost Brothers are record­ing with part-time Ra­con­teur and solo artist Bren­dan Benson.

Fol­low­ing gigs at SXSW in Austin, Texas, the pair con­tin­ued on to Nashville – where Benson is based – to have the singer-song­writer pro­duce some new songs.

The Lost Brothers hail from Na­van and Omagh, and are pre­par­ing the re­lease of their sec­ond stu­dio al­bum So Long, John Fante, which was recorded last year in Sh­effield with mem­bers of Richard Haw­ley’s band. Their ses­sions with Benson are tak­ing place in the renowned Wel­come to 1979 Stu­dios, and mem­bers of The Car­di­nals, Old Crow Medicine Show and Rich­mond Fon­taine are lend­ing a hand as back­ing mu­si­cians.

“Be­tween Na­van, Omagh and Texas, we’ve writ­ten a bunch of new songs,” said Oisín Leech. “The Lost Brothers toured with Bren­dan last year, and I toured with The Racon­teurs years ago in my old band. The record­ing ses­sions have been the most fun we’ve ever had in a stu­dio, with crates of red wine, lots of very strange in­stru­ments and the old­est ana­logue gear we have ever seen.”

The duo’s US jaunt caught the ear of Roy Or­bi­son’s es­tate, who in­vited them to con­trib­ute a song to a forth­com­ing tribute al­bum.


The Lost Brothers and Bren­dan Benson in the stu­dio

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