Lost Brothers find Benson helpful
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