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The Brombies "Live" at The Spitting Llamas Bluegrass Bar

by The Brombies

Traditional Bluegrass with modern influences
Genre: Country: Bluegrass
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  Song Share Time Download
1. We're Findin' Our Way Back Home
3:34 $0.99
2. Anywhere Is Home When You're With Me
2:55 $0.99
3. Little, Bitty Piece of God
2:54 $0.99
4. Midnight Blues
3:59 $0.99
5. I Call Him Honey
3:10 $0.99
6. Water Into Wine
2:39 $0.99
7. Bar-b-que
2:34 $0.99
8. Reprise/we're Findin' Our Way Back Home
0:31 $0.99
9. It's Better to Have Loved & Lost
3:46 $0.99
10. Mcphearson's Reel
3:01 $0.99
11. Restin' in Your Arms
3:16 $0.99
12. Escondido
3:24 $0.99
13. For My True Love
2:47 $0.99
14. Closer to the Throne
3:44 $0.99
15. Reprise/we're Findin' Our Way Back Home
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Album Notes
The Brombies are a bluegrass band led by Jo Ellen & George Doering who’ve been making music together since they met and married over 27 years ago. Jo Ellen & George formed their first band in 1989. Although the band members and the instruments have changed over the years, for the past few years Jo Ellen & George feel very fortunate to be playing with two of the best bluegrass musicians in the field. With Bill Bryson on bass & vocals, with Patrick Sauber on banjo & vocals, Jo Ellen on guitar & vocals and George on mandolin & vocals they’ve finally found the magic combination they were looking for. The band places a lot of emphasis on their vocals & harmonies and presenting their original bluegrass songs along with the traditional music of "the Masters". They all feel that music can be a major contribution of positive energy in our world and it's gotta be fun or "forget about it!" In fact, many people comment that their shows are very fun and inspiring to watch and be a part of. Although The Brombies might be considered a new bluegrass, their collective experience and musicianship far exceeds the boundries of a new band. By the way, The Brombies are the wild horses that roam the outback of Australia, brought there by Jack Brumby, the man from Snowy River. George and Jo Ellen didn’t know they’d spelled it wrong until it was too late to change it.



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Joe Ross

Their sheer creative audacity is typically crafty californian
Playing Time – 43:19 -- Neither recorded “live” or in a bar, this album is a varied and richly rewarding project that introduces The Brombies, a Los Angeles group that features Jo Ellen Doering (guitar, vocals), George Doering (mandolin, vocals), Doug Livingston (dobro) and Pete Harrison (bass). Guest fiddler Gabe Witcher appears on over half of the tracks. Jo Ellen and George have been making music together for over 25 years, and their first band was formed in 1989.

The Brombies give us 15 exhilarating contemporary originals that were inspired by the bluegrass of Bill Monroe, Stanley Bros., Flatt & Scruggs, and others. There’s no denying the excitement on the bluegrass-flavored “Anywhere Is Home When You’re With Me” and “For My True Love.” Both could have been enhanced with some banjo. Since recording this album, they have informed me that there is now a banjo player in the band. The Brombies sing their gospel numbers like “Water into Wine” and “Closer to the Throne” with truth, never losing sight of faith, hope and “everlasting eternity.” They create love songs with many moods. The Doerings evoke shades of the Louvin Brothers with an original like “It’s Better to Have Loved and Lost.” “For My True Love” is one for all their nieces and nephews. “Anywhere is Home When You’re With Me” emphasizes the “sweet harmony” they sing together. “I Call Him Honey” is a touching and loving message between Jo Ellen and George, known to each other as “honey” and “sweetie pie.”

In a similar vein, “Restin’ in Your Arms” is a simple, conversational sentimental statement of romanticism. “Bar-B-Que” is a clever novelty tune with a lilting melody that doesn’t seem to suffer from the band’s absence of five-string banjo. Two of the songs, “We're Finding Our Way” and “Little Bitty Piece of God,” were chosen for performance at the 2005 IBMA Songwriters’ Showcase. The only instrumental offering, “McPhearson’s Reel,” was written for the sound track of a documentary called “Adventures of the Old West.” Being from California gives the group the freedom and license to explore other genres such as slow swing (“I Call Him Honey”), and even something as disparate as Mexican Mariachi sounds (“Escondido”) showcasing the Doering Clan Fiddles (Susan, Michael and Mark Doering).

I enjoyed The Brombies’ album for three primary reasons. First, they create a friendly and relaxed sparkle with their original music. Secondly, while their bluegrass foundation on the CD is without banjo and only highlights vocal duets, their sheer creative audacity is typically crafty californian. They build upon their band’s strengths, arrangements, and their own enlightened perspective. Finally, their messages are uplifting, and occasionally humorous, expressions of affirmation and romanticism. The Brombies have an ingenious design and vision for their music. They play many festivals in southern California and will be attending the IBMA festivities again this year. Perhaps we’ll see them again as part of the songwriters’ showcase there. (Joe Ross, staff writer, Bluegrass Now)

Ken Broeckel

A very excellent, listenable collection.
The Brombies showcase their musical talents with aplomb. This CD is fun to listen to, the insert is humorous and very detailed as well. If you like Bluegrass you can't go wrong with this production.

John Gardner

Thoroughly enjoyed the whole CD especially the harmonies and the mandolin playing. Jo Ellen's voice first caught my attention on the theme from the TV series The Old Wild West. Is there a CD with the song Desperado on it? Would like to hear more.

John Pedrin

Great songs.
I play this CD almost everyday and enjoy every song on it. We need more CD's by the Brombies.

John & Eileen Legrove.(London,UK)

A great selection of songs. This CD is a must for anyone who appreciates Bluegrass music. Their harmonising is perfect as well as their excellent instrument skills.

Ron Armstrong

I enjoyed the CD so much I'm buying 2 more for friends.
I enjoyed this CD so much I'm buying 2 more for friends.
Anytime I'm in a bad mood I put The Brombies Live at the Spitting Llams on. Personal favorites are Restin' In Your Arms and Anywhere Is Home When You're With Me. Good for the soul.


Brombies Live
We have this cd amd we love it. Jo ellen, George,
Patrick and last but not least Bill.

S. White

The Brombies Live at the Spitting Llamas Bluegrass Bar
If you like staight ahead great bluegrass, with great instumentals and songs, this cd is for you. It's the best bluegrass cd I've bought in a long time. Well worth the time and money! Can't wait for the next Brombies cd! I LOVE Jo Ellen's voice!