It was country night at the Greek Theatre Tuesday night (10/12) with Brothers Osborne and opening acts Tenille Townes and Travis Denning.
Brothers Osborne is a country duo made of brothers T.J. and John Osborne who both sing and play guitar. Born in Deale, MD the brothers have been making quite a name for themselves over the past decade starting with signing a contract with EMI Nashville back in 2012. Their debut album, Pawn Shop, released in 2016 hit number 3 on the U.S. Country chart and went platinum. Their second release in 2018, Port Saint Joe, went to number 2 on the U.S. Country Chart. Brothers Osborne were named Vocal Duo of the Year back to back in 2016 and 2017 by the Academy of Country Music and Country Music Association. In 2018 and 2019 the duo worked with Dierks Bentley, Maren Morris, and Brooks & Dunn.
Skeletons, which is their last album, came just a little over a year before the show on Oct. 9, 2020 making this their first tour since the release as touring only resumed a few months ago after all tours were cancelled and postponed in 2020 from the Covid-19 pandemic. There were two giant inflatable skulls one of each brother for fans to take photos with. Skeletons was described by Rolling Stone’s Jonathan Bernstein as "a remarkably engaging country-leaning rock record that shows off what the duo does best." Earlier this year T.J. Osborne made history being the first openly gay country artist signed to a major music label.
Brothers Osborne opened with “Skeletons" and played a total of eight songs before doing the rest of the show acoustically. For anyone that has seen Third Eye Blind at the Greek like myself might remember the way the band came onstage with a curtain in front of the band which dropped after the first song started and the band was on a riser in the back. That's the way this show started, then the brothers walked down to the front of the stage. The curtain had the group’s name and a giant keyhole revealing both brothers.
Brothers Osborne’s band is Jason Graumlich (Guitar), Adam Box (Drums), Billy Justineau (Keys), and Pete Sternberg (Bass). The first set ended with “Rum” and the acoustic set began with “21 Summer.” The acoustic set also included a cover of The Rolling Stones’ “Honkey Tonk Woman.”
Brothers Osborne went electric for the final song “All Night,” and like the video had glow in the dark neon outfits and two giant skeletons on stage.
14. All Night