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The Sumner Brothers is a Indie, Folk, Rock band
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In the summer of 2006 The Sumner Brothers transformed their garage into a recording studio and created In The Garage, the DIY record that would change their lives. The album became an underground sensation, garnering the attention of future collaborator Sam Parton (The Be Good Tanyas) and charting in the top 10 for Folk/Roots/Blues on Canadian College Radio. With a suddenly fired-up fan-base and a sprawling tour schedule, The Sumner Brothers released their Self Titled Debut in 2008. They created an alt-country gem - a live off the floor recording set in a tiny cabin on Galiano Island. Attracting throngs of admirers, the album placed in In the summer of 2006 The Sumner Brothers transformed their garage into a recording studio and created In The Garage, the DIY record that would change their lives. The album became an underground sensation, garnering the attention of future collaborator Sam Parton (The Be Good Tanyas) and charting in the top 10 for Folk/Roots/Blues on Canadian College Radio. With a suddenly fired-up fan-base and a sprawling tour schedule, The Sumner Brothers released their Self Titled Debut in 2008. They created an alt-country gem - a live off the floor recording set in a tiny cabin on Galiano Island. Attracting throngs of admirers, the album placed in The Province Newspaper’s 2008 top ten list and Herohill.com’s top 20. “Girl in the Window” won Best Alt-Country Song at the 9th Annual IMA’s and “Ticket to Ride” was included in Music BC’s 2010 compilation. In 2010, the brothers released a follow-up to their underground record In The Garage entitled In The Garage II - Your Last Chance. Like its predecessor, the album digs deep into the Sumner Brothers archives of recorded material. In The Garage II is at times intimate, rowdy, odd and through and through magical. The record was featured in Slowcoustic’s top Canadian records of 2010 and received 4.5 stars from Americanrootsuk.com. Last fall welcomed the release of the brothers’ second studio effort, I'll Be There Tomorrow. The new release features guest performer Bill Patton (Fleet Foxes). The album also includes 'Colorado Girl', a track originally recorded for More Townes Van Zandt, a compilation of Townes covers out of the U.K. featuring contributions from The Great Lake Swimmers, J. Tillman (Fleet Foxes), and Neal Casal (Ryan Adams). It reached #17 on the Euro Americana charts, The Georgia Straight called it "a triumph" The Edmonton Sun referred to it as "some of the finest alt-country north of the 49th parallel." and Americanarootsuk.com (former Maverick writer) gave the record 5 stars and wrote "I wouldn't be at all surprised if this 5 star album ends up in my top 20 all time" The Province Newspaper’s 2008 top ten list and Herohill.com’s top 20. “Girl in the Window” won Best Alt-Country Song at the 9th Annual IMA’s and “Ticket to Ride” was included in Music BC’s 2010 compilation. In 2010, the brothers released a follow-up to their underground record In The Garage entitled In The Garage II - Your Last Chance. Like its predecessor, the album digs deep into the Sumner Brothers archives of recorded material. In The Garage II is at times intimate, rowdy, odd and through and through magical. The record was featured in Slowcoustic’s top Canadian records of 2010 and received 4.5 stars from Americanrootsuk.com. Last fall welcomed the release of the brothers’ second studio effort, I'll Be There Tomorrow. The new release features guest performer Bill Patton (Fleet Foxes). The album also includes 'Colorado Girl', a track originally recorded for More Townes Van Zandt, a compilation of Townes covers out of the U.K. featuring contributions from The Great Lake Swimmers, J. Tillman (Fleet Foxes), and Neal Casal (Ryan Adams). It reached #17 on the Euro Americana charts, The Georgia Straight called it "a triumph" The Edmonton Sun referred to it as "some of the finest alt-country north of the 49th parallel." and Americanarootsuk.com (former Maverick writer) gave the record 5 stars and wrote "I wouldn't be at all surprised if this 5 star album ends up in my top 20 all time"

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Brian Sumner
Bob Sumner
Mike Agranovich
Mike Ardagh

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