When Matt and Tyler thought about asking Josh, a first-year med student at the time, to play fiddle on a home-made EP, they had no idea it would develop into such a flourishing song-writing partnership, much less a deep friendship.
Sharing enough similar influences such as The Band, Ryan Adams, and The Eagles, the trio connected instantly and had a foundation to build upon with enough room to contribute their own unique influences.
Less than two months after it all began, Brother of Pearl had opened at Stubb’s BBQ in Austin for Drew Holcomb and by the end of the year had assembled a full band and were headlining the Firehouse Saloon in their hometown of Houston, drawing in crowds of over 300.
Within six months the trio felt it had enough material to begin work on their first album and were connected to a well-respected producer Josh Moore (Derek Webb, Bun-B, Caedmon’s Call). Work began immediately in the fall of 2010 and the trio released their full-length debut album “Draggin Around” in April of 2011.
With a unique vocal blend that leaves you nostalgic for an era you’ve never known and songs that leave you heartbroken for reasons you can’t remember, do yourself a favor, go somewhere quiet and hear for yourself.
Biography copied from brotherofpearl.com