The Strum Brothers?
As The Strum Brothers, Jeff and Joe showcase the potential and versatility of one cool little instrument: the ukulele. With a carefully cultivated, family-friendly setlist, great harmonies, and serious musicianship, The Strum Brothers rock that uke.
Jeff Horwich and Joe Weismann have played and sung around the Twin Cities for years 'n' years, in bands including The Jaztronauts, Love Train, and The Smarts, and creating new music together for MPR's dearly-departed radio show, In The Loop.
Together with tight harmony vocals, a dose of mouth-trumpet (trivia: it's called "eefing," in 1920s lingo!), skillful whistling, and the occasional kazoo, The StrumBros take their menagerie of ukes through a setlist spanning uke classics (Hawaiian and old-timey tunes), modern classics (The Everly Brothers, Simon & Garfunkel, Glen Campbell, The Beatles), and “I never thought of that” (Stevie Wonder, Gnarls Barkley... Britney Spears). With so many songs and eras to choose from, it's easy to curate the right mix of tunes for any room.
It's a veritable uke-seum on stage, featuring various combos of soprano, tenor, banjo, baritone, and bass ukuleles. The Strum Brothers play ukes by Magic Fluke and Kala.
The Strum Brothers are proud dues-paying members of the Minnesota Music Coalition.