With nitty gritty honky-tonk vocals and a sound that combines the alt-country, folk, roots and Americana genres, it’s easy to see why The Sumner Brothers have been compared to the likes of Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, and even the almighty Man in Black (AKA Johnny Cash).

The duo (consisting of brothers Brian and Bob Sumner) have been causing a stir in the British Columbia music scene over the past few years, with their self titled album making The Province newspaper’s top 10 list in 2008, and their previous album In the Garage receiving another top 10 spot in the Folk/Roots/Blues genres by Canadian College Radio. Not only that, one of their previously released tracks (“Girl in the Window”) won the “Best Alt-Country Song” at the 9th annual Independent Music Awards in 2010.

The brothers are now prepping for the release of another album I’ll Be There Tomorrow, which was written while the duo was holed up in a log cabin in the Canadian mountains near Merritt. The album isn’t due out until September 15th, but if you pre-order the album now (or join the mailing list here) you will receive a free download of “Going Out West.”

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