Sails Original Music Series – Brother Boys

The City of Hickory’s Sails Original Music Series will conclude for the year this Friday, Sept. 29, with Brother Boys. The free concert starts at 7 p.m. under The Sails on the Square in downtown Hickory.

“These guys are flat out fun,” said Bob Sinclair, coordinator for the series. “Originals songs, great musicianship, and terrific harmonies will bring out the old school in everyone.”

Since 1988, whether in concert or on recordings, The Brother Boys – bandleaders Ed Snodderly and Eugene Wolf and their various bandmates – have created music reflecting the influence of several roots music styles while remaining original, true to their own sound.

The Brother Boys are steeped in the histories of several musical genres, with a repertoire that draws from – but does not imitate – classic country, folk, old-time, bluegrass, blues, rockabilly, gospel, and singer-songwriter pop.

What renders Brother Boys’ music distinctive is its organic blend of ingredients: Snodderly’s and Wolf’s authoritative lead vocals and adventurous “brother duo”-style harmony singing, older but not overly familiar standards mixed with Snodderly’s evocative original songs, as well as deft and daring acoustic and electric guitar playing from Snodderly with skilled instrumental support from a merry band of string and percussion wizards.

The Brother Boys have appeared on TNN’s American Music Shop, E-Town, Mountain Stage, SXSW, and Ernest Tubb’s Record Shop Midnight Jamboree.

Started in 2012, the City of Hickory’s Sails Original Music Series showcases well-crafted, live music by bringing original music artists to The Sails on the Square. Original music is defined as music that is written or composed by the artist who performs it.

The Sails Original Music Series presents excellent musical entertainment from national and international touring acts with the support of numerous sponsors. Thanks to sponsors Atriax, Neill Construction Company, Protection Products, Metronet, Bob Sinclair Music, Larry’s Music & Sound, Pfahlert Creative Labs, Olde Hickory Brewery, and Crowne Plaza.

In addition to the seating available at Union Square, audience members are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs or blankets. A variety of close-by bars and restaurants offer food and beverages.

ABC permitted businesses within the Hickory Downtown Social District will sell beer and wine in special marked cups that may be consumed on Union Square, sidewalks, and other public areas within the designated boundaries of the social district. No outside alcohol may be brought into the social district. To review additional restrictions and a detailed map of the social district’s coverage area, visit

For more information about the Sails Original Music Series, please visit and follow the Sails Original Music Series Facebook page.

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