Psychedelic folk band Brother Oliver will perform a free concert at Pitt Street Brewing Company Friday at 8 p.m.
Brother Oliver is a duo consisting of brothers Stephen and Andrew Oliver and was formed in their hometown of Greenville, Michigan in 2011. The brothers got serious with their music after moving to Greenville, South Carolina two years later and it has been their full-time jobs ever since.
“For the last two years it has been our full-time job and we’ve been able to do some pretty cool things,” Stephen Oliver said. “Open for some legendary bands, and meet some great people all over the country.”
The band was not sure of their genre of music at first but said it has evolved into psychedelic folk and thought it was most fitting, according to Stephen. The band has recently released their new 14 track album titled ‘Well, Hell’ on Aug. 30 and said there's something for everyone in the album.
“We play unique, original music that's different from the same old, same old that's all over the radio these days,” Stephen said. “We pay homage to originality as much as we can.”
The band has played in over 100 shows over the past couple of years and said they have always kept the same goal by playing well and giving the audience a memorable show they can always feel a connection with, according to Stephen.
This will be the band’s third time playing at Pitt Street Brewing Company and the brothers said it was a really cool vibe and the staff was great and supportive of their music. Stephen also mentioned that Greenville, North Carolina was en route to a couple of other stops during their tour.
“It’s always fun to go to another Greenville,” Stephen said. “We grew up in Greenville, Michigan and now live in Greenville, South Carolina. Maybe someday we’ll do an all Greenville Tour.”
Brianna Long, general manager of Pitt Street Brewing Company, said Brother Oliver had a good reputation during their last visit and was full of energy and got the crowd interested and engaged.
“The public should come out to support the vibrant live music scene in downtown Greenville and it’s Friday the 13th, you never know what will happen,” Long said. “We’re looking forward to seeing the beautiful people of Greenville out to support live music and the local Dickinson Avenue scene.”
Andrew Oliver said this is the band’s third time playing at Pitt Street Brewing Company for a good reason because of the spirited atmosphere. They enjoy playing in front of some new faces and encourage people to come out and listen to a few of their songs.
“We love playing at Pitt Street Brewing Company because the room is so lively and everyone is always in good spirits,” Andrew said. “We also bring a new flavor to the audience there with our brand of psychedelic folk. I think it's a good change of pace for the people there and they always seem to dig it.”
Brother Oliver can be found on Facebook and Instagram @BrotherOliverMusic and their music can be found on Apple Music, Spotify and all major platforms.