Brother-sister duo the Belle Brigade are making their presence known among fans of sun-soaked pop goodness with their soaring harmonies and intricate folk-rock. The band feeds off each other's guitar strums on "Sweet Louise" and rocks on piano-heavy track "I Didn't Mean It", and their live performances boast the same energy and charisma as their carefully crafted recordings. The multi-instrumentalists have fans coming out in droves to their enrapturing shows and they'll continue to share their perfect blend of country and folk as they head out on tour with Ray LaMontagne.
Siblings Barbara and Ethan Gruska were born with music in their blood -- their father composes film and television music while their grandfather is legendary composer John Williams -- and the duo are carrying on their family's legacy with their band the Belle Brigade. While pursuing music degrees at CalArts, Barbara and Ethan decided to put their songwriting skills to the test and began collaborating together in 2008. After the release of their eponymous 2011 debut, the duo contributed their track "I Didn't Mean It" to the Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn Part 1 soundtrack and landed several touring gigs alongside Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, G. Love and Special Sauce, and Dawes. Since then, The Belle Brigade have released their 2014 follow-up record Just Because and earned praise from top critics for the album’s sonic cohesion and sunny disposition. Back on tour, The Belle Brigade put their vocal chops and unparalleled charm on full display as they play alongside Ray LaMontagne on a number of dates.