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Canadian musicians plan concert


The Abrams Brothers band is set to perform in Lincolnton.


Staff Writer


Canada-based band The Abrams Brothers is set to perform songs from their newest album, Northern Redemption (United for Opportunity), on Saturday in Lincolnton.

The concert, sponsored by the Lincoln County Concert Association, is expected to be a hit with all ages, according to LCCA President Rick Ramseur.

“Everybody will be entertained,” he told the Times-News. “It should be attractive to young people and older people.”

After watching several of the trio’s music videos recently on YouTube, Ramseur anticipates a “high-energy” show.

The Abrams Brothers, which consists of brothers John and James, 22 and 19, and their cousin Elijah Abrams, characterize their music as a blend of folk, Americana and bluegrass, according to their website theabramsbrothers.com.

Music is in their blood, and the brothers are no strangers to the stage, having first performed at ages seven and 10, following in the footsteps of the four generations of talent that came before them. They’ve performed for more than a decade, winning the Emerging Artist of the Year award in 2005 at the Canadian Bluegrass Music Awards, the site said.

Their newest CD was released in September 2012 and includes a unique cover of Coldplay’s “Viva La Vida.”

In addition to their long line of family entertainers, The Abrams Brothers consider their musical influences to be the Louvin Brothers, Tony Rice, The Beach Boys and Neil Young, according to their biography, and write songs based on age-old themes of “love, loneliness and restless ambition.” They also strive to use poetic words and phrases to illustrate the beauty of the Canadian outdoors for their audience.

The show will start 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the James W. Warren Citizens Center in Lincolnton. Ticket can be purchased when doors open at 6:45 p.m.

The LCCA puts on three to four concerts a year. The organization’s next show will be April 27 with Jason Coleman, who will be performing the music of his legendary grandfather Floyd Cramer.


Image courtesy of KaAnSuli | Lincoln Times-News

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