Bro. Stephen

Bro. Stephen

Indie Roots/Folk (Bloomington, Ind.)

Bro. Stephen came into being just a few years ago, spawned from the brain of Scott Kirkpatrick of Louisville Indie Rock band Chemic. With his haunted Neo-Americana sound and subtle, spectral Pop instincts, Kirkpatrick has been building a following through consistent regional touring and magical releases that feature numerous guests from the Louisville and Bloomington scenes. Bro. Stephen has shared the stage with like-minded artists like Sun Kil Moon and Vandaveer

You’ll Dig It If You Dig: Wilco’s Summer Teeth with an overriding streak of melancholy; Sparklehorse. (Mike Breen, CityBeat)

~ “Bro. Stephen is a traveler. A musical Jack Kerouac, moving from town to town across America, letting the experiences and landscapes sink into his being, eventually allowing them to flow out in the form of his gentle, yet powerful music.” (We Listen For You)

~ “Brother Stephen delivers the goods, showcasing a pastoral sound informed by Nick Drake, Bedhead’s sparse and slow-burning acoustic offerings, the introspective vibe of Sparklehorse, and a touch of good Fairport Convention, transmitting the sort of vibe of an artist who came of age with punk, but realized the acoustic axe coupled with sonic space could be a more devastating divining rod. Fans of Hush Arbors,Vetiver, and The Skygreen Leopards would do well to take notice.” (The Decibel Tolls)