The Barely Brothers Band is a modern Jam band, mixing The Grateful Dead's Zen philosophies with Phish's stadium dance party sensibilities wrapped together with a smattering of modern electronic dance music. The band formed in 2010 to introduce organic funkadelic soul into a culture where dub-step and top 40 is king. The members draw from musical backgrounds ranging from modern jazz to southern rock, creating a dynamic sound that moves audiences.
The Band's founding members, Nick Swift, Sam Baskir and Ian Schenholm met at Hampshire college during the fall of 2008. The band's first show was an intimate affair on the Guerrilla Stage of Hampshire College's 2010 Spring Jam. With the addition of Dan Peck in 2011 the band began playing shows throughout New England. The band played its first festival on April 19th, 2012 at All Points North in Old Town, ME, joined by over 30 acts from around the country.