The Civil Wars swapping spit with U2! The Mumford Brothers and Sister! This band has a great, full-hearted, undeniably alluring sound, and they are going to be big.
Native Irishman Jimmy Brown and his wife, North Carolina’s Ashlee Hardee Brown, put the “married” in Matrimony. Brown writes and sings big, passionate rock ‘n’ roll songs with kicky hooks, and for that reason – along with Ashlee’s lead vocal, harmonic and synth/key contributions, and a really cool banjo – Matrimony is currently one of the most popular bands in the Charlotte area. Her brothers, C J and Jordan Hardee, play drums and second guitar, respectively (there’s a bass player bud who goes out on the road with this otherwise family affair). The couple like to joke that their band is “like a hillbilly Fleetwood Mac.” Recommended track: “Obey Your Guns” (check out the video on YouTube).