Fly Fishing Music: “Church Street Blues” by The Brothers Comatose
We talk here of intersections . . . musical intersections . . . of blues, rock & roll, country, alt-country or Americana, folk, bluegrass. A lot of good stuff happens at those intersections. The Brothers Comatose are yet one more example of that fact. Based in San Francisco, “Los Hermanos Dormiendos” is a band that’s positioned itself at the particular intersection of Americana, folk, and bluegrass. The band’s strongest influence is bluegrass. And . . . like most bluegrass-influenced outfits, these Brothers are anything but Comatose. Here is a description, from No Depression, of a live show:
Screams. Tambourines. Chopsticks tapping against broken beer bottles. An inflatable alligator knocking around like a beach ball . . . This is the kind of atmosphere you get at a Comatose show.
These clearly conscious comrades (sorry) tour the western states – California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho – and often play small towns . . . some of which happen to be in the vicinity of notable fly waters – Kemmerer, Groveland, Oroville. What’s more, a few of the members of The Brothers Comatose are actually fishermen themselves – fairly avid ones, apparently.
Here is “Church Street Blues” from the band’s debut album, Songs From The Stoop.