SPOTLIGHT: The Brothers Four perform in Langley Feb. 24

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Feb. 22, 2013

Concerts at the Cove presents the legendary folk music singing group, The Brothers Four, who will perform at 4:30 p.m. this Sunday, Feb. 24 at South Whidbey High School in Langley.

The Brothers Four are pioneers in the folk music revival scene.  The group has several million sellers on the charts plus an Academy Award nomination for their part in the soundtrack of “The Alamo,” and are one of the most popular  and enduring groups still onstage since the folk music era. Original member Bob Flick has worked with successive group members to keep the style and sound the same, though the group often hears comments such as “This is the best you’ve ever sounded.”

Part of that sound includes the voice of native Whidbey Islander Karl Olsen. Mark Pearson, a four decades-long member of  of The Brothers Four, had sung in concerts at Trinity Lutheran where Olsen is the music director. Pearson had Olsen sing with him on a couple of numbers during those concerts, and when the popular folk music group lost a member, they asked Olsen to audition with them one afternoon. They offered him the position on the spot.  

Now the group returns to Whidbey Island to offer audiences a chance to share in this gem of musical history, to introduce kids and grandkids to American folk music, and to bask in the harmonies and soulful voices of The Brothers Four.

The Brothers Four latest CD will be available after the show.

Sample the sound of The Brothers Four here.

Tickets are available at  Moonraker Bookstore in Langley, U-Haul in Freeland, Wind & Tide Bookstore and Click Music in Oak Harbor and Bayleaf, Local Grown, Coupeville Auto Repair, Coupeville Chamber of Commerce and Linds Pharmacy in Coupeville.

They are also available online at www.brownpapertickets.com.

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