Callaghan’s will echo with modern Americana from the West Coast. The Smart Brothers made an extremely positive first impression with the denizens of the OGD. With their extended absence from Mobile, this local favorite’s crowd should be quite lively.


The Smart Brothers have been able to exist in a world of their own by filling their contemporary music with old school folk sensibilities. While this description might lump them with the current Americana craze, The Smart Brothers’ minimalist approach to their music shows a band in touch with the purity of the old school folk sound of Pete Seeger and Woody Guthrie.

The Smart Brothers’ set list will be filled with crowd favorites as well as new material off their EP “Come On.” Electric instruments find their way into some tracks, but the acoustic aspect of this album is dominant. Along the way, mellow harmonies slowly weave in and out of measures.

The Smart Brothers
Date: Sunday, Oct. 12, 7 p.m.
Venue: Callaghan’s Irish Social Club, 916 Charleston St.,
Tickets: $8 at the door