Brotherhood of Birds (BoB) is a Twin Cities-based, showcase of local talent in the Minnesota progressive acoustic string band community. Their original compositions and cover selections bring together traditional and modern styles.
After hatching in January 2021, the group released 2 EPs entitled “Caged Vol. 1 & 2”. In the same year they played the historic First Avenue Main Room, Blue Ox Music Festival, Shangri-La Music Festival, and were featured in Bluegrass Standard magazine as well as on 88.5 Bluegrass Saturday Morning. In 2022 they were spotted on on the lineup for Revival, Pickin On Picknic, Boats & Bluegrass, and MBOTMAs August Fest to name a few. In January of 2023 they returned to the Main Room as one of First Avenue’s best new bands of 2022.
The bands tag team style line up makes every show unique while show casing some of the premier players in the genre that the twin cities has to offer. BoB’s lineup consists of around 2 dozen rotating members organized by local songwriter Gavin Haskin. The growing list of members includes fiddlers Chris Forsberg, AJ Srubas, Rachel Calvert, Danny Lentz, John Lane, & Maura Dunst, multi instrumentalists Willie Christianson, Cole Christianson, J Lenz, Mike Hedding, David Robinson, Olivia Quintanilla, Alex Gelking, & Zack Taur, vocalists Jon Sullivan, Miles McFarlane, Hannah Mae, Lis Bog, & Ryan Gebhardt, along with upright players Matt Blake, Taylor Donskey, Brian Garrison, Peter Whiteman, Joe Barron, & Joe Sheehan.