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The Sherwood Brothers are an alternative/country/bluegrass music duo featuring Darryl and Dennis Sherwood. As a songwriting team, The Sherwood Brothers have been collaborating for well over 20 years. The two pride themselves on meaningful songwriting; crafting songs about the highs-and-lows of life, love, and family. Originally from Gillett, a rural town in north-central Pennsylvania, The Sherwood Brothers have been composing and performing out of Philadelphia since 1993. With musical influences ranging from Johnny Cash and Hank Williams, to U2 and Arcade Fire, their straightforward musical style represents an inviting fusion of traditional country and bluegrass, as well as classic and southern rock.
The Sherwood Brothers’ music is built on catchy musical foundations, melodic vocal harmonies, and open storytelling. The band currently includes Dennis Sherwood, who provides vocals and guitars, as well as the band’s lyrical content; and Darryl Sherwood, who contributes lead vocals, guitars, mandolin, banjo, lap steel and resonator guitars, as well as most of the band’s musical arrangements. Rounding out the lineup is guitarist Neal Petti. A dynamic, talented, and experienced musician, Neal has performed with the reggae/ska-influenced Ruder than You, Almost Crazy, the family-friendly Ernie and Neal, and Deep Fried Thorns. Neal plays lead guitar, slide and lap steel, as well as mandolin.
Driven to create and perform genuine songs, The Sherwood Brothers believe their musical approach can appeal to audiences that appreciate both traditional and contemporary country genres. The band’s goals include supporting their songwriting and recording efforts, and leaving audiences moved by passionate vocal and musical performances.